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Winter storm packing heavy snow and strong winds pummel US East Coast, 70 million affected

A powerful winter storm packing heavy snow and high winds has pummeled the United States East Coast, forcing the cancellation of thousands of flights as severe weather alerts were sounded across the region of nearly 70 million people. With blizzard warnings in effect, cities including New York and Boston bore the brunt of the storm […]

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US East Coast braces for major bomb snowstorm, 5 states declare emergency

The US East Coast is bracing for a major blizzard to hit the region for the first time in four years. The storm is forecast to stretch from the Carolinas to Maine, packing hurricane-force winds in coastal parts. Five states have declared emergencies. Mayor Michelle Wu of Boston, a city that is no stranger to […]

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Two Filipinos who survived Typhoon Rai devastation die from food and water shortage

Two Filipinos who survived the devastation wrought by Typhoon Rai have died of dehydration, according to local media, as people in storm-ravaged areas pleaded for food and water and officials warned of potential looting in the absence of urgent humanitarian assistance. The deaths on the hard-hit island of Siargao brought the typhoon’s toll to at […]

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‘Complete Carnage’: Death toll from devastating Super Typhoon Rai climbs to 375 in Philippines

At least 375 people are now known to have died after a powerful storm struck the Philippines on Thursday, police say. Super Typhoon Rai with winds of about 195km/h sent some 400,000 people running for safety when it hit the country’s south-eastern islands. At least 500 people were injured and 56 others have been reported […]

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Amazon cargo driver died in bathroom sheltering from tornado with colleagues

Amazon cargo driver Austin J. McEwen, 26, was an only child who loved to listen to rapper Mac Miller and hunt with his friends.He died trying to shelter from a powerful tornado in the bathroom at an Amazon warehouse on Friday night, according to a coworker.McEwen was one of six workers identified by police on […]

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At least 100 people feared killed in Kentucky after swarm of tornadoes wreck havoc

At least 100 people were feared dead in Kentucky after a swarm of tornadoes tore a 200-mile path through the US Midwest and South, demolishing homes, levelling businesses and setting off a scramble to find survivors beneath the rubble, officials said on Saturday. The powerful twisters, which weather forecasters say are unusual in cooler months, […]

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Canada: British Columbia extends fuel restrictions as the region recovers from devastating floods

The Canadian province of British Columbia on Monday extended restrictions on the use of fuel by residents, saying it was needed for emergency vehicles as the region recovers from devastating floods. The order, which was first issued on November 19, limits vehicles deemed “non-essential” by the government to 30 liters of gasoline or diesel fuel […]

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Canada Floods: British Columbia braces for very heavy rains, three bodies found

Search and rescue crew located three bodies swept away by landslides in British Columbia, officials said on Saturday, after record rainfall that paralyzed parts of the province, leading to food and fuel shortages. Canada’s westernmost province declared a state of emergency after a phenomenon known as an “atmospheric river” brought a month’s worth of rain […]

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Cyclone Gulab: Heavy rains and strong winds hit India’s east coast, thousands evacuated

A cyclone packing strong winds and rains hit India’s east coast, as tens of thousands of people in three states were evacuated to shelters. Heavy rains and strong winds were reported along the coast on Sunday evening as the tropical storm over the Bay of Bengal began making landfall, barely four months after another cyclone […]

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Man who went missing after Hurricane Ida found dead inside 500-pound alligator

A Louisiana coroner has identified the remains found inside a 504-pound alligator as Timothy Satterlee Sr., 71, who went missing last month as he walked in floodwaters following Hurricane Ida. Satterlee was attacked by the alligator on August 30 outside his Slidell home, his wife previously told authorities. The woman saw the extent of his […]

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Vietnam and Taiwan brace for twin tropical storms

Vietnam and Taiwan are bracing for twin tropical storms which are expected to make landfall over the coming days, with typhoon Chanthu strengthening into a Super Typhoon in the past 24 hours. Taiwan has issued a sea warning on Friday for Super Typhoon Chanthu, known as Kiko in the Philippines, which is currently expected to […]

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United States: At least 46 people have died in flash floods from Hurricane Ida’s remnants

The death toll in floods across the United States has risen to 46. New York City and New Jersey saw unprecedented levels of rainfall. Some residents became trapped in flooded basements and cars. New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said at least 23 people had died in his state – most of them stuck in their […]