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Flooding in Myanmar leaves dozens dead

The BBC reports on flooding in Myanmar: “At least 47 people have died and tens of thousands of people have been affected by flooding in Myanmar. A state of emergency has been declared in the four worst-hit regions in the … Continue reading

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Flooding in Illinois Leads to Loss of Thousands of Acres of Crops

Wsiltv.com reports on crop loss due to flooding in parts of the US: “Heavy rains have plagued farmers across the midwest this year, leaving many scrambling to even get crops planted. Some southern Illinois farmers did manage to get all … Continue reading

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Violent flooding hits the city of Izmir in Turkey

The Washington Post reports on recent flooding in Turkey (video in original report): A half hour of incredible rainfall led to violent flooding in the city streets of Izmir, Turkey on Wednesday. Heavy rain and hail fell on the high … Continue reading

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Chile’s Atacama Region Hit By Floods

The Guardian reports on the floods currently affecting the Atacama region in Northern Chile: The president of Chile has flown to the Atacama region in the country’s north where freak rains and flooding left at least seven people dead and … Continue reading

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Global flood toll to triple by 2030

The BBC reports on the expected rise in global flooding in the coming decades: The number of people affected by river flooding worldwide could nearly triple in the next 15 years, analysis shows. Climate change and population growth are driving … Continue reading

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Australia storms: Army deployed in massive clean-up

The BBC reports on the situation in northern Australia after the area was hit by tropical storms: Australian soldiers have been deployed in Queensland to help clean up after a powerful tropical cyclone caused widespread damage in coastal areas. It … Continue reading

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Malawi floods devastation far worse than first thought

The Guardian reports that the damage from floods in Malawi is reported to be much greater than originally thought: Nearly a quarter of a million people, more than originally thought, have been affected by the devastating floods that ripped through … Continue reading

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Floods Force Evacuations in Greece, Albania and Macedonia

Weather.com reports on the heavy rain and flooding hitting parts of Southern Europe: Prolonged, persistent rainfall has led to big problems for southern Europe, where flooding has forced people from their homes and caused several creeks to overflow. The flash … Continue reading

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New England slammed as powerful storm churns north

CNN reports on a winter storm hitting the northeastern United States as it makes its way north: New England faced an old enemy Tuesday: Mother Nature. She brought a blizzard with her, one that is hardly unprecedented for this often … Continue reading

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Alice Springs and Bendigo flood as South Australia braces for heavy rain

The Guardian reports on events in south Australia as communities there prepare for the heaviest rainfall in decades: Emergency crews were bracing for a busy weekend, with heavy rain and flooding set to hit South Australia, while Alice Springs and Bendigo … Continue reading

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