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Dramatic Photos Show The Damage Caused By Hurricane Laura
The storm, which made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, was the most intense to hit Louisiana in more than 150 years…
Sudan Floods: Nearly 90 People Dead in Unusually Heavy Seasonal Rains
Flooding from unusually heavy summer rains in Sudan has killed at least 90 people and destroyed tens of thousands of homes in the African nation.
In recent days, the floodwaters have spread into the capital city of Khartoum where residents were building barricades as the Nile River flowed into several districts, The Associated Press reported.
Since mid-July, the heavy rains and flash floods have killed nearly 90 people across 17 states in Sudan, according to early figures from the government’s Humanitarian Aid Commission. More than 37,000 homes have been destroyed and 39,000 houses have been damaged.
In Khartoum’s twin city of Omdurman, Ahmed Bastawy told Reuters he stayed up all night last Thursday trying to protect his house…
The Biblical Flood That Will Drown California
In November 1860, a young scientist from upstate New York named William Brewer disembarked in San Francisco after a long journey that took him from New York City through Panama and then north along the Pacific coast. “The weather is perfectly heavenly,” he enthused in a letter to his brother back east. The fast-growing metropolis was already revealing the charms we know today: “large streets, magnificent buildings” adorned by “many flowers we [northeasterners] see only in house cultivations: various kinds of geraniums growing of immense size, dew plant growing like a weed, acacia, fuchsia, etc. growing in the open air…
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