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Flood Emergency Declared For Much Of California

CNN reports: The National Weather Service in Los Angeles said an “extremely dangerous situation” is happening in the “Hollywood Hills area and around the Santa Monica Mountains” just outside of Los Angeles, adding that “life threatening landslides and additional flash flooding” were expected. The areas have received widespread rainfall totals more than 5 inches in the last 24 hours, with …

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Five Dead In Florida Due To Flesh-Eating Bacteria

Tampa’s NBC affiliate reports: Five people are confirmed dead in the Tampa Bay area due to a rare, flesh-eating bacteria in the waters. According to Florida Health, Vibrio vulnificus is a bacterium that naturally occurs in warm, brackish seawater and requires salt. There are two confirmed deaths in Hillsborough County, one in Sarasota County, one in Polk County, and one …

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Biden Declares Emergency Over Vermont Flash Floods

ABC News reports: U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday declared a state of emergency in Vermont, where torrential rainfall has triggered life-threatening flash floods. The president’s action frees up federal resources to supplement the state and local response efforts as well as authorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency to coordinate all disaster relief efforts across Vermont. Many rivers in the …

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Flash Floods Tear Through New York’s Hudson Valley

New York City’s ABC affiliate reports: Rain continues to batter an already severely damaged Hudson Valley on Monday morning. Hours of heavy rain produced life-threatening flash flooding across the region on Sunday sparking flash flood warnings and a rare flood emergency. A woman in her 30’s was killed in rushing floodwaters in Orange County. She was trying to escape her …

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California Sees Widespread Flooding, Evacuations

NBC News reports: Thousands of people in California were forced to flee their homes as severe weather continued to batter the state, leaving one person dead this week and a child missing, while tens of thousands of utility customers were still without power Tuesday morning. Moderate to heavy rains were expected to continue to hammer much of California on Tuesday …

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