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Marco fizzles in Gulf, Laura gains strength

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/24/20, 05:36 pm

Tropical Storm Marco started to fall apart southeast of the Mississippi River as it headed for a likely downgrade late Monday, according to the National Hurricane Center. But forecasters warn that Tropical Storm Laura could strengthen as it moves into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, potentially making landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border as a Category 3 hurricane on Wednesday.

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Iowa faces difficult storm recovery

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 8/17/20, 11:15 am

An unusual storm last week destroyed or extensively damaged 8,200 homes and 13 million acres of corn in Iowa, according to Gov. Kim Reynolds. At least three people died in the state during the derecho, which brought winds exceeding 100 miles per hour. More than 70,000 Iowans still had no power as of Monday, according to the Des Moines Register.

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Midwest surveys derecho damage

by Esther Eaton
Posted 8/11/20, 04:58 pm

Hundreds of thousands of people lacked power on Tuesday after a line of severe thunderstorms blasted Midwestern states on Monday with 100 mph wind gusts. One woman died in the hospital after rescuers pulled her from a storm-battered mobile home near Fort Wayne, Ind.

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