Natural Disaster
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Record floods devastate Nebraska

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/18/19, 11:50 am

Floodwaters submerged large areas of Nebraska over the weekend, bringing widespread destruction and leading to the deaths of at least two people. Heavy rain combined with snowmelt overwhelmed creeks and rivers, causing record flooding at 17 locations across the state. Authorities used boats and large trucks to rescue at least 300 people from high water.

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Alabama tornado was worst in U.S. in six years

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/05/19, 10:50 am

Rescue crews are still searching for victims of the tornado that killed 23 people and left 90 more injured in Lee County, Ala., on Sunday. With dozens of people still missing, the nearly mile-wide storm was the deadliest U.S. tornado in almost six years. At least three children were among the victims.

A second storm may have hit near the community of Beauregard, Ala., the National Weather Service said, but most of the damage is attributed to the powerful EF4 twister with 170 mph winds and a path about 24 miles long.

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Numerous deaths from Alabama tornado

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/04/19, 10:35 am

Rescue workers in Alabama on Monday resumed an intense ground search for survivors after a tornado Sunday killed at least 23 people. The tornado that ripped through Lee County was one of several that struck the Southeast after a severe weather front crossed the region. The National Weather Service said the Lee County tornado had an EF3 rating and a track at least a half-mile wide. Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones confirmed the death toll from the disaster, which included some children. The number will likely rise as rescue efforts continue, he added.

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