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Two children killed by falling tree during powerful Texas storms

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LOS ANGELES -- Two children were killed and dozens of people were injured Saturday during strong storms in eastern Texas, local media reported, citing authorities.

The children, age three and eight, were killed when a tree fell on the car they were traveling in near Pollok, about 161 miles southeast of Dallas, Angelina County Sheriff's Office ...Read more

Hurricane season isn't here yet, but the names for 2019 storms have been released

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Hurricane season is still months away, but there are already names for the potential storms in 2019.

The 21 names shared by the National Hurricane Center are for tropical cyclones that will form in the Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA.

The 2019 hurricane season will begin on June 1 and ...Read more

Another hurricane season forecast released: What can we expect?

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A below-average hurricane season appears likely for the Atlantic this year, according to a forecast released Thursday by Colorado State University.

The university, a respected center for the study of tropical weather, predicts five hurricanes this season, a decrease from the eight last year and well below the 10 seen in...Read more

AccuWeather's early prediction for the 2019 hurricane season is in: Here's what it says

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- AccuWeather issued one of the first predictions for this year's Atlantic hurricane season Wednesday, with a forecast that calls for five to seven hurricanes.

That number of storms would represent a slight decline from last year, which produced eight hurricanes, including Hurricane Michael, which struck the Florida ...Read more

Cholera cases multiply in Mozambique after cyclone flooding

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MAPUTO, Mozambique -- A total of 139 cases of cholera have been confirmed in Mozambique in the wake of cyclone Idai, a high-ranking employee of the Health Ministry told state broadcaster Mozambique on Thursday.

A day earlier, authorities had confirmed just five cases of the waterborne disease in the flood-ravaged country.

A total of five ...Read more

Flood-struck Mozambique confirms 5 cases of cholera after cyclone

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MAPUTO, Mozambique -- Authorities in flood-ravaged Mozambique confirmed five cases of cholera on Wednesday, after aid groups warned of a possible outbreak of the waterborne disease in the wake of cyclone Idai.

National Director of Medical Assistance Ussene Issa confirmed the cases of cholera to dpa by phone, saying all five were reported in the...Read more

Could more powerful hurricanes threaten tropical forests?

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MIAMI -- When Hurricane Maria sacked Puerto Rico, it did more than take thousands of lives, pulverize houses and dismantle infrastructure. It shredded the island's tropical forests at an unprecedented rate.

The fierce Category 5 storm, the 10th most intense on record packing ferocious 155 mph winds when it roared ashore, felled trees at twice ...Read more

Cyclone death toll climbs in Mozambique

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The death toll has risen in Mozambique, the country hardest hit by Cyclone Idai, a government minister said Sunday.

Environment Minister Celso Correia said 446 people were confirmed dead, up from 417 a day earlier. As rescue operations continue these numbers may increase, he said.

"We mapped areas at risk and the good news is that we are ...Read more

Scale of destruction from Cyclone Idai remains unclear as deaths toll tops 600

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BERIA, Mozambique -- The number of dead from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi rose to at least 615, the United Nations said Saturday, citing official figures from the national governments.

The death toll in Mozambique reached 417, Environment Minister Celso Correia said, while the number of dead in Zimbabwe was 139. In Malawi, 59...Read more

Scale of destruction from Cyclone Idai remains unclear as deaths toll tops 600

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BERIA, Mozambique -- The number of dead from Cyclone Idai in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi rose to at least 615, the United Nations said Saturday, citing official figures from the national governments.

The death toll in Mozambique reached 417, Environment Minister Celso Correia said, while the number of dead in Zimbabwe was 139. In Malawi, 59...Read more

Flooding forces evacuations in northwest Missouri towns; rivers haven't crested yet

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some northwest Missouri residents were forced from their homes Friday as widespread flooding continued along the Missouri River, causing numerous levee breaches and devastation to homes and farmland.

The National Weather Service cautioned that significant flooding would continue Friday, with many of the highest crests ...Read more