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At least 94 people killed in landslides and flash floods in Brazil’s Petrópolis city, authorities say

At least 94 people have died in landslides and flash flooding in the Brazilian city of Petrópolis, officials say. The city, which is located in the mountains north of Rio de Janeiro, was hit by torrential rainfall. Houses in hillside neighbourhoods were destroyed and cars swept away as floodwaters raced through the city’s streets. The […]

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Hawaii declares state of emergency over threat of ‘catastrophic flooding’

The Hawaiian Islands could experience “catastrophic flooding” from a storm system lasting until Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu. Nearly one foot of rain has already fallen in Kula on Maui over the last 24 hours, according to the National Weather Service (NWS) in Honolulu. Rainfall storm total amounts of 10 to […]

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California Wildfire Area Witnesses Flooding

Heavy rains hit areas scarred by the deadliest wildfire. The rains caused flooding and prompted evacuations of homes and shut down part of a highway. Three-inches of rain was recorded, rescue men were seen using rafts to reach the affected areas. Thunderstorms surrounded both the Campfire and Woolsey Fire areas. The National Weather Service warned […]