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These tips can help keep you safe during a potentially severe 2024 wildfire season

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More bad weather could hit Iowa, where 3 powerful tornadoes caused millions in damage

More bad weather could hit Iowa, where 3 powerful tornadoes caused millions in damage

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — For block after block through the small city of Greenfield, Iowa, the destructive power of a tornado that ripped apart more than 100 homes in just one minute is evident in the muddy, shattered mess left behind.
Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul faces economic woes after floods, and an unclear path to rebuilding

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Flooding in Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state ravaged nearly everything needed for economic activity, from local shops to factories, farms and ranches.
Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

Canadian Hurricane Centre says active storm season predicted for East Coast

HALIFAX — Canada’s East Coast is likely to see an active storm season this year because of record high water temperatures in the Atlantic Ocean, say hurricane forecasters.
B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

B.C. mayor hopes wildfire evacuees can return to Fort Nelson early next week

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes Fort Nelson, B.C.
Rain, cooler temperatures cause 'significant decline' in Alberta wildfire risk

Rain, cooler temperatures cause 'significant decline' in Alberta wildfire risk

EDMONTON — The Alberta government says cool, wet weather over the past week has lowered the risk of wildfires in the province.
Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

Dangerous brew: Ocean heat and La Nina combo likely mean more Atlantic hurricanes this summer

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get ready for what nearly all the experts think will be one of the busiest Atlantic hurricane seasons on record, thanks to unprecedented ocean heat and a brewing La Nina.
5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

5 dead and at least 35 hurt as tornadoes ripped through Iowa, officials say

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — Five people died and at least 35 were hurt as powerful tornadoes ripped through Iowa , with one carving a path of destruction through the small city of Greenfield, officials said Wednesday.
Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

Brazil's flooded south sees first deaths from disease, as experts warn of coming surge in fatalities

SAO PAULO (AP) — The first two deaths from waterborne bacterial disease were reported in southern Brazil, where floodwaters were slowly receding, and health authorities warned additional fatalities were likely.
B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

B.C. wildfires: Plans underway for residents' return to evacuated town of Fort Nelson

FORT NELSON, B.C. — The mayor of the regional municipality that includes the evacuated community of Fort Nelson, B.C.
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