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There Are Wildfires Burning in the Arctic Circle Amid Sweden’s Record-Breaking Heat Wave

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A flooded village is seen Zoige County, Sichuan, China July 13, 2018 in this still image taken from a video obtained from social media on July 14, 2018. TONGZHOU SONG/via REUTERS

 

Prince’s foundation to donate disaster-resistant homes in Barbuda

Twenty-two houses will be donated to families in Barbuda whose properties were destroyed during the passage of hurricane Irma 10 months ago.

Information about the donation came from government’s Chief of Staff, Lionel “Max” Hurst.

He said the homes will be hurricane and earthquake-resistant and are to be donated by The Prince’s Foundation which is headed by Prince Charles of Wales.

“They are going to be built to withstand Category 5 hurricanes, winds up to 185 mph, and they will also be earthquake resistant. They are going to be prefab so you put them together, but they are durable and are very handsome. They are going to look very much like houses…

 

There Are Wildfires Burning in the Arctic Circle Amid Sweden’s Record-Breaking Heat Wave

As a record-breaking heat wave scorches Sweden, dozens of wildfires are raging in parts of the country.

According to local media, at least 40 fires were burning in parts of Sweden on Wednesday, which have prompted evacuations from three Swedish counties. The Guardian says that 11 of the fires are inside the Arctic Circle.

Italy has sent two planes and Norway eight helicopters to assist in firefighting efforts, but Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency has appealed to the E.U. for more aerial assistance, saying the fires were the worst in modern times…

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