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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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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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Landslide caused by heavy rains in central Indonesia kills at least 18, leaves 90 missing

The Star Tribune reports on the aftermath of a landslide in Indonesia: A mudslide set off by torrential rains rushed down hills into a village in central Indonesia and swept away scores of homes, killing at least 18 people and … Continue reading

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Extreme Heat and Floods Strike Eastern Europe

May 2014 has seen extraordinary weather patterns affecting eastern Europe, including flooding and record-high temperatures. Here is an example of how flooding has affected this part of the world, as reported on wunderground.com: Heavy rainfall began falling in the Balkans … Continue reading

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