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Winter Storm Woes

February 26, 2021

A series of winter storms began a sweep across the United States on February 11, slowing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in many parts of the country. Severe weather hit everywhere from Washington State to the southern U.S. Snow and…

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Gathering Storms

January 15, 2021

In November, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Central America. The storm caused destruction from Panama to Florida. Two weeks later, Hurricane Iota arrived. It was even more powerful, pouring rain on places that were already flooded. President Juan Orlando Hernández,…

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Southern Storm

September 25, 2020

Hurricane Sally made landfall near Pensacola, Florida, on September 16. It brought heavy rain and winds topping 100 miles per hour. At press time, Sally was expected to move inland over Alabama and into Georgia. The storm moved at a…

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Record Wildfires

September 18, 2020

Dozens of wildfires are tearing through California. Two of them, not far from San Francisco, are among the three largest in the state’s history. “The wildfire situation throughout California is dangerous and must be taken seriously,” Randy Moore, of the…

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Lightning Fires

September 4, 2020

A firefighter battles a blaze in Santa Cruz County, California, on August 20. At press time, more than 14,000 firefighters were trying to stop two dozen major fires in the state. At least 100,000 people had fled their homes. Many…

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Fires in Arizona

June 17, 2020

A wildfire burning northeast of Phoenix, Arizona, is now the largest active fire in the United States. That’s according to the National Interagency Fire Center. So far, the fire has consumed more than 89,000 acres, or about 140 square miles.…

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Cyclone Strikes

June 3, 2020

A cyclone struck Mumbai, India, on Wednesday, the first to hit the city in more than a century. Cyclone Nisarga swept into the coastal city from the Arabian sea. It brought heavy rain and wind of up to 68 miles…

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Easter Storms

April 24, 2020

Severe weather swept through the southern United States, beginning on Easter Sunday, April 12, and lasting until early Monday morning. Tornadoes and thunderstorms hit states such as Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas. The storms toppled…

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Venice Floods

December 6, 2019

Officials in Venice, Italy, are working to fast-track a project to protect the world-famous city against flooding. This comes after Venice saw record flooding last month. Trouble began on November 12, when the city had its highest tide in 50…

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More Power Cuts

November 8, 2019

More than 500,000 people in Northern and central California remained without power on October 30. This was due to cuts by Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) as wildfires swept through the state. A week earlier, nearly 3 million people were…