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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.

Mexico's drought, heatwave and water shortage are so bad even police are blocking traffic in protest

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s drought, heatwave and water shortages have gotten so bad that even police blocked traffic in protest Wednesday.

Coast Guard says Alaska charter boat likely capsized last year after flooding, killing 5

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A fishing charter boat found partially submerged off an island in southeast Alaska last May likely capsized after its well deck flooded in rough seas, according to the U.S.

Rare tornado hits Haiti, injuring more than 50 people and leaving hundreds homeless

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A rare tornado in northern Haiti has injured more than 50 people and destroyed more than 200 homes, the U.N. said Wednesday.
Sites with radioactive material more vulnerable as climate change increases wildfire, flood risks

Sites with radioactive material more vulnerable as climate change increases wildfire, flood risks

Climate change increasingly threatens some of the nation's most sensitive sites, including research laboratories, military facilities and power plants with radioactive material.
Sites with radioactive material more vulnerable as climate change increases wildfire, flood risks

Sites with radioactive material more vulnerable as climate change increases wildfire, flood risks

As Texas wildfires burned toward the nation's primary nuclear weapons facility, workers hurried to ensure nothing flammable was around buildings and storage areas.
Multiple deaths confirmed from a tornado in Iowa, state patrol says

Multiple deaths confirmed from a tornado in Iowa, state patrol says

GREENFIELD, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol has confirmed multiple deaths from a tornado and at least a dozen injuries in storms Tuesday, but it has not released specific numbers. “We do have confirmed fatalities,” Iowa State Patrol Sgt.
Resigned to a fate of constant displacement, India's river islanders return home in between floods

Resigned to a fate of constant displacement, India's river islanders return home in between floods

MORIGAON, India (AP) — Yaad Ali is dreading the rainy season’s arrival this year. The 56-year-old farmer from northeastern India’s Assam state lives with his wife and son on Sandahkhaiti island on India’s Brahmaputra River.
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