Natural Disaster
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Typhoon Goni slams into the Philippines

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 11/02/20, 06:53 am

The super typhoon hit the eastern Catanduanes island province early on Sunday, triggering heavy rainfall and sustained winds of 140 miles per hour. The Office of Civil Defense reported at least 16 people died in Catanduanes and nearby Albay province, where three other people are missing. The storm weakened as it blew across the capital city of Manila before heading into the South China Sea. Goni is one of the strongest storms to hit the country after Typhoon Haiyan, which killed more than 6,300 people in 2013.

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Snow stalls Colorado fires

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 10/26/20, 03:17 am

Officials downgraded mandatory evacuations to voluntary in Colorado’s Estes Park resort town as weekend snowfall briefly eased the threat of the East Troublesome Fire. The blaze is the second-largest in Colorado’s history, burning more than 190,000 acres by Sunday. The cold weather and poor road conditions also pose some challenges to firefighters, who expect warmer weather to return after Tuesday.

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Winds ease, helping California firefighters

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 9/29/20, 04:42 pm

The Glass Fire in Napa and Sonoma counties has killed three people and destroyed at least 95 buildings, including a private winery and a five-star resort. But winds began to calm by Tuesday, giving firefighters a break as they tried to contain the blaze raging through Northern California’s wine country. The fire has burned nearly 73 square miles.

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