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President Declares 12 Texas Counties Major Disaster Areas

President Barack Obama has declared a major disaster in 12 Texas counties throughout the state that suffered severe flooding last month during heavy rainfall. The declaration, approved on June 11, covers Austin, Brazoria, Brazos, Fort Bend, Grimes, Hidalgo, Hood, Montgomery, …

Severe Hail, Wind Storm Mississippi on Heels of Severe Floods

Hail and damaging thunderstorms raked southern parts of Mississippi on Thursday as people across the state tried to recover from flooding earlier in the week. The National Weather Service counted 44 hail reports in 15 counties, with baseball-sized hail reported …

Heavy Rains Cause Floods in Japan; Thousands Evacuated; Fukushima Leak

A city near Tokyo declared a state of emergency and ordered thousands of residents to evacuate after torrential rain caused severe flooding. The storm caused contaminated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant to leak into the ocean. The Kinugawa …