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Hawaii: Hundreds evacuated after ‘record’ rainfall triggers flash floods and landslides


Helicopters and jet skis used to carry stranded residents to safety after more than 2ft of rain in 24 hours

Source: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/hawaii-flooding-landslides-latest-emergency-evacuation-record-rainfall-kauai-a8308666.html

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You won’t believe what NYC’s commute looked like on this rainy morning


The morning commute in New York City is never really easy, but with this morning’s rain storm, the inconvenient trek turned into a flooded nightmare.

A huge storm made its way into the city right around rush hour, and a flash flood warning was issued. That’s not going to stop New Yorkers from getting where they need to be. 

In case you thought ducking into a subway station would provide some relief from the rain, we regret to inform you that is not always the case. In fact, sometimes the rain is just as bad underground, if not worse, since you’re basically trapped underground and soaking wet. Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/04/16/rainy-commute-nyc/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial

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Spring snowstorm in Minnesota causes 25 crashes in 15 minutes: Officials

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The strongest storm of 2018 is swirling in the Indian Ocean


The year’s first Category 5 storm has formed in the Indian Ocean, off the northwest coast of Australia. 

Cyclone Marcus, which blew through the Australian city of Darwin as the equivalent of a Category 1 hurricane on March 17, intensified to a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour on Wednesday. 

The storm is forecast to gradually turn to the southwest, then south, and then southeast toward Perth. At the same time, it is predicted to steadily weaken to the equivalent of a tropical storm by this weekend, posing little threat to the continent.  Read more…

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Source: https://mashable.com/2018/03/21/cyclone-marcus-strongest-storm-2018/?utm_campaign=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial