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Driver rescued after car was submerged in Baltimore highway underpass

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Driver rescued after car was submerged in Baltimore highway underpass

- Shantay Allen was going home after visiting a friend in East Baltimore when she drove through an underpass that was filling with water. The car in front of her stalled, then water began seeping into Allen’s car. Allen said she had to think quickly to get out of the car, climb on top and begin livestreaming on Facebook as her car became submerged in a mix of water and raw sewage
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Oklahoma couple suing oil and gas company over damages, injuries caused by earthquakes

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Oklahoma couple suing oil and gas company over damages, injuries caused by earthquakes

- The case was brought by Gary and Sandra Ladra of Prague after three earthquakes in November rattled Prague and, as a result, Sandra was hurt. They are being represented attorney Scott Poynter, who alleges the earthquakes were caused by wastewater disposal wells. The lawsuit claims New Dominion and other oil and gas company executives placed pressure on government agencies and their employees not to link their operations with Oklahoma's earthquakes
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Two small earthquakes shake New Madrid zone in southeast Missouri

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Two small earthquakes shake New Madrid zone in southeast Missouri

- NEW MADRID, MO – Two small earthquakes shook southeast Missouri Tuesday. The U.S. Geological Survey reports that they hit at 8:00am and 12:30pm. The earthquakes were about 17 miles apart. The ground shook three miles from Tiptonville, TN at around 8:00am. The town is located on the Mississippi river on the border with Missouri. The magnitude of this quake was 2
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Cars in Baltimore highway underpass submerged amid flash flood warning

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Cars in Baltimore highway underpass submerged amid flash flood warning

- Flash flood warnings were issued for Howard County and Baltimore City on Tuesday, with storms dropping a quick inch or two of rain.
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Case for climate change grows ever stronger

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Case for climate change grows ever stronger

- But will Trump administration change the draft National Climate Assessment?: Our view Could proof grow any more powerful that humanity is responsible for a dangerously warming planet? Scientists studying Earth's atmosphere and oceans are finding ever more troubling evidence. Last year was the hottest on record, according to a report late last week from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
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NASA's Cassini probe dives into Saturn's atmosphere

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NASA's Cassini probe dives into Saturn's atmosphere

- (CNN)NASA's Cassini probe has entered the final phase of its 13-year mission to Saturn, executing the first in a series of five "ultra-close" dives through the planet's atmosphere. The spacecraft embarked on the first orbit on Sunday evening, marking a turning point in planetary exploration as Saturn's upper atmosphere has never previously been explored. The probe's instruments are expected to collect rich scientific data as it makes the dives, potentially revealing how the planet is arranged internally and how much material is contained in its icy rings
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Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

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Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

- Kunauli, Nepal — Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that killed at least 173 people in recent days and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Officials said Monday that they were still trying to determine the scale of the disaster, as weather forecasters predicted more rain for some areas and casualties were reported in multiple locations across the Himalayan foothills of South Asia
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Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

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Monsoon flooding kills at least 173 across South Asia

- KUNAULI, Nepal (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that killed at least 173 people in recent days and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Officials said Monday that they were still trying to determine the scale of the disaster, as weather forecasters predicted more rain for some areas and casualties were reported in multiple locations across the Himalayan foothills of South Asia
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FIRST ALERT: Isolated Flash Flooding is possible today and tonight

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FIRST ALERT: Isolated Flash Flooding is possible today and tonight

- A stalled frontal boundary across our area will again bring us a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms to kick off the workweek. This morning the best chance of rainfall looks like it will be into our north and northwest counties. Expect highs in the upper 80s this afternoon with winds developing out of the west around 5 mph. One forecast model shows a cluster of rain and storms moving through the heart of our area this evening
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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

- GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that killed at least 160 people in recent days and displaced millions more across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Officials said Monday that they were still trying to determine the scale of the disaster, as weather forecasters predicted more rain and casualties were reported in multiple locations across the Himalayan foothills of South Asia
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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

- Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll was expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country, said police spokesman Pushkar Karki
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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

- GAUHATI, India - Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that have killed at least 160 people and displaced millions of others across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Officials said Monday they were still trying to determine the scale of the disaster, with casualties and damage reported in multiple locations across the Himalayan foothills of South Asia. The seasonal floodwaters damaged bridges, toppled power lines and washed away thousands of homes in the northeastern Indian state of Assam
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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

- Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll was expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country, said police spokesman Pushkar Karki
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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

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Monsoon flooding kills at least 160 across South Asia

- GAUHATI, India (AP) — Heavy monsoon rains have unleashed landslides and floods that have killed at least 160 people and displaced millions of others across northern India, southern Nepal and Bangladesh. Officials said Monday they were still trying to determine the scale of the disaster, with casualties and damage reported in multiple locations across the Himalayan foothills of South Asia. The seasonal floodwaters damaged bridges, toppled power lines and washed away thousands of homes in the northeastern Indian state of Assam
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At least 47 dead in Nepal after heavy rain triggers floods and landslides

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At least 47 dead in Nepal after heavy rain triggers floods and landslides

- Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll was expected to go up, with about two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country, said police spokesman Pushkar Karki
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Remembering the historic Fairbanks flood of 1967

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Remembering the historic Fairbanks flood of 1967

- FAIRBANKS — Fifty years ago this week, Fairbanks experienced the flood of a lifetime. Higher than normal rainfall in July 1967 inundated the region. More rain means more water. More water means higher rivers. The Chena River surged, and Fairbanks was in the way. That July, Fairbanks saw 3.34 inches of rain, almost double the July average of 1.84 inches. Between Aug
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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

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Floods, landslides triggered by heavy rain kill 47 in Nepal

- Landslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain have killed at least 47 people in southern Nepal and left thousands homeless, police said Sunday. The death toll was expected to go up, with around two dozen other people missing and feared dead after three days of heavy downpours in at least nine southern districts of the Himalayan country, said police spokesman Pushkar Karki
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Floods

  • State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers
    State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

    , maryland.gov

    (PIKESVILLE, Md.) — With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Flash floods can come quickly and without warning during times of excessive rainfall. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to strand a small vehicle, while 24 inches of fast flowing water can carry away most vehicles
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Wildfires

  • BC wildfire smoke, smog trigger pollution advisory in Portland
    BC wildfire smoke, smog trigger pollution advisory in Portland

    , kgw.com

    PORTLAND, Ore. – A thick haze from wildfires in British Columbia lay over Portland Wednesday, obscuring visibility and impacting air quality during a triple-digit heat wave. Thousands of people in British Columbia have been evacuated as more than 100 wildfires throughout western Canada threaten homes. Winds pushed the wildfire smoke south into the northwestern U.S. Tuesday. The smoke moved farther into the Portland area throughout the day Wednesday
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Flash

  • State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers
    State Police Warn Motorists Of Possible Flooding Dangers

    , maryland.gov

    (PIKESVILLE, Md.) — With the National Weather Service issuing a flash flood watch from 2 p.m. today through Saturday afternoon, Maryland State Police are warning motorists to be cautious while driving. Flash floods can come quickly and without warning during times of excessive rainfall. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to strand a small vehicle, while 24 inches of fast flowing water can carry away most vehicles
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