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California Fires

October 20, 2017

A state of emergency was declared in California last week. More than a dozen wildfires broke out in the state. Most of them began on October 8, in Northern California. They grew rapidly. The fires were fueled by winds of…

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Puerto Rico's Plea

October 5, 2017

Puerto Rico is trying to recover from Hurricane Maria. The storm struck the U.S. territory on September 20. The Category 4 hurricane knocked down trees and destroyed homes. It also killed at least 16 people. The entire island has been…



Into the Eye

October 3, 2017

Whipping wind and pounding rain take hold of the aircraft. Stomachs drop. The radar screen goes fuzzy. This would frighten most people. But flight director Jessica Williams remains focused. Williams is a hurricane hunter. She works for the National Oceanic…



Mexico's Quake

September 28, 2017

Sections of Mexico City and nearby areas were left in ruins after an earthquake. The quake had a magnitude of 7.1. It struck Mexico on September 19. Buildings collapsed, and homes were destroyed. Thousands were injured. At press time, it…


Irma's Wrath

September 20, 2017

Millions of people are recovering from Hurricane Irma. The storm slammed several Caribbean islands. It also hit the southern coast of the U.S. Irma made landfall on the island of Barbuda on September 6. Then it moved north and west. …

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Surviving the Storm

September 1, 2017

Houston is the fourth-largest city in America. It is home to 2.1 million people. And it is underwater. Hurricane Harvey roared out of the Gulf of Mexico on August 25. It made landfall in southeast Texas. It hit as…


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After the Storm

October 21, 2016

Millions of Americans are recovering after Hurricane Matthew lashed the southeastern coast of the United States from October 6 to 8. The storm brought powerful winds and heavy rains to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia. On October…

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Kids to the Rescue

September 23, 2005

People across the country rushed to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Aid groups have received more than $867 million in donations. Kids are among the biggest helpers. Third graders in Tennessee donated food and supplies. A California boy had…