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At least 44 dead, dozens missing as heavy rain causes floods & landslides in Japan (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

By ethan / July 7, 2018

Record-breaking torrential rains struck western Japan, causing at least 44 deaths and leaving dozens injured. The authorities have ordered mass evacuations in the affected areas. The heavy flooding destroyed roads and houses, forcing residents to seek refuge on the rooftops of buildings. Local media have reported various numbers of casualties, with the NHK public broadcaster stating on […]

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Storm floods Atlanta freeway, strands motorists (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By ethan / July 6, 2018

A severe thunderstorm moving through northern Georgia has caused flash flooding on major roads in Atlanta, stranding motorists during the evening rush hour. Thunderstorm warnings on Friday afternoon predicted 60 mph (96 kph) winds and 1-inch (2.5 cm) hail. The heavy storm dumped over 2 inches (5 cm) of rain on the city in less […]

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Extreme floods kill 12 & destroy Israel-West Bank barrier (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

By ethan / April 27, 2018

Twelve people have died, including two children, after heavy rains sparked flash floods in a number of areas across the West Bank and Israel. Members of a military academy were among those killed. Footage posted to social media shows heavy flows of rainwater on the streets of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Homes and shops have […]

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Boston floods amid ‘severe’ winter storm (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

By ethan / January 5, 2018

Icy flooding and heavy snowfall have struck Boston as whiteout conditions and gusty winds follow high tides on the New England coast, battering the region. More than 20,000 residents have been left without power. The storm, dubbed a “bomb cyclone,” touched down in the Northeast, particularly in Boston, where conditions continued to worsen Thursday as […]

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