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Lightning Fires

August 28, 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 17, 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

November 27, 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

October 31, 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…

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California Fires

October 18, 2019

A wildfire that began on October 10 forced more than 100,000 people in Southern California to evacuate their homes. The Saddleridge Fire tore across more than 12 square miles of land around Los Angeles. It damaged at least 58 buildings.…

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Dorian Strikes

September 6, 2019

One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record slammed into the Bahamas on September 1. Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm, with winds up to 185 miles an hour. On Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands,…

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Southern Storm

July 15, 2019

A storm struck the southern United States this weekend. It brought heavy rain, which led to flooding in parts of Louisiana. Communities there had expected a hurricane. But the storm was downgraded to a tropical storm once it hit land…

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Florida's Fire

June 27, 2019

A wildfire broke out in the Florida Everglades on Sunday night. By Monday it had doubled in size. Soon it had consumed some 42,000 acres. As of Wednesday evening, the so-called Sawgrass Fire was 75% contained. The Florida Everglades is…