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Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain, mudslides

World Nov 21, 2018

Californians left homeless by wildfire brace for heavy rain, mudslides

Heavy rains were due to create new problems for residents of Northern California late on Tuesday, raising the risk of mudslides in an area where people left homeless by the state's deadliest wildfire remain huddled in parking lot encampments. State and federal officials warned people ...

National Nov 10, 2018

47 Japanese confirmed safe after flash floods in Jordan

A total of 47 Japanese have been confirmed safe in the historic city of Petra in Jordan after flash floods hit sightseeing spots in the area on Friday, Japanese officials there said. The 47 consist of 45 tourists and two tour guides, none of whom ...

Qatar suffers flooding as almost a year's worth of rain falls in one day

World Oct 21, 2018

Qatar suffers flooding as almost a year's worth of rain falls in one day

Qatar was hit by widespread flash flooding on Saturday as the desert state received almost a year's worth of rainfall in one day. Roads became impassable, air traffic was disrupted and homes were flooded, while shops and universities closed. Qatar broadcaster Al Jazeera's senior meteorologist, Steff ...

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

World Oct 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, fiercest in 80 years, pounds Florida with 250-kph winds

Hurricane Michael, the third-most-powerful ever to strike the U.S. mainland, battered Florida's Gulf coast with roof-shredding winds, raging surf and torrential rains before it was downgraded to a tropical storm as it headed through Georgia. Michael, whose rapid intensification as it churned north over the ...