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A powerful storm unleashed flooding and strong winds over the northeastern United States to kick off the week.
Wind gusts reached hurricane-force (74 mph) strength in parts of New England. At the height of the storm, close to 1 million utility customers were without power as falling tree limbs and whole trees took out power lines.
Strong winds and soggy soil contributed to train disruptions in the New York City suburbs. Many areas across the Northeast received between 2 and 6 inches of rain from the storm.
The storm also brought the first snow of the season to parts of the Appalachian Mountains, accumulating several inches at higher elevations.
In Maine, utility companies were pushed to the brink as 400,000 lost power in the state. Hundreds of thousands were still without power five days later, the Bangor Daily News reported.
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Winds gusted past 60 mph (100 k/hr) in parts of the Czech Repblic and Poland, knocking over trees that killed four, according to The Guardian.
The storm caused widespread power outages and travel disruption throughout Germany. The hardest-hit areas were the north and east including Hamburg, Berlin, Hanover and Dresden.
Two people were killed in Germany as a result of the storm, called Storm Herwart.
More than 10 inches of snow fell in Duluth, Minnesota, late last week, the first significant snowfall of the season for the region.
Four people were killed in snow-related vehicle accidents, according to the Star Tribune.
Intense winds up to 50 mph caused whiteouts at times, leading to a travel nightmare.
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A dangerous flooding situation unfolded in south-central Texas Tuesday morning near the town of Llano, as heavy rain exacerbated ongoing river flooding, prompting evacuations and a bridge collapse.
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The Orionid meteor shower is created by particles from Halley’s Comet, which Earth passes through twice a year.
One of the most famous meteor showers of the year is set to reach its peak this weekend as the Orionids will be visible in the night sky.
Blasts of cold air will not only bring the lowest temperatures of the season so far to the northeastern United States, but also the first snowflakes of the season to some areas and the risk of damaging wind gusts into this weekend.
In the event of an impending natural disaster, those facing a direct threat will have to consider the options of evacuating to a safer location versus sheltering in place.
Hurricane Michael slammed through the Florida panhandle and into Georgia last week. President Donald Trump surveyed the hurricane-torn areas of Florida and Georgia on Monday, Oct.15.