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Flooding plagued parts of the central United States this week after heavy rain and melting snow caused some rivers to exceed their banks.
In Elkhart, Indiana, the town has endured the worst flooding its seen in 45 years, according to The Elkhart Truth newspaper. Neighborhoods have been inundated after the St. Joseph River that flows through the town rose into major flood stage.
Elkhart Mayor Tim Neese said 19 people were evacuated from low-lying areas.
In Michigan, a state of emergency was declared in the city of Lansing and Lansing Township due to flooding. In Fairplain Township in central Michigan, a 1-year-old girl was found dead in standing water in her backyard, the Associated Press reported.
A winter storm made for dangerous travel in Minnesota early this week, leading to at least two deaths.
Two people were killed in car crashes in Duluth and Ham Lake, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Ice, snow and freezing rain created messy roads across the state.
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Cyclone Gita unleashed powerful winds and heavy rainfall across New Zealand early this week. The powerful storm caused travel disruptions, power outages and significant flooding.
The town of Takaka has been cut off after the only road to the town was blocked by a mudslide following heavy rainfall on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the Associated Press.
Mount Sinabung erupted on Monday morning, sending an ash cloud more than 5,000 meters (16,000 feet) towering into the atmosphere.
The powerful blast permanently reshaped the volcano by completely blowing off part of the mountain top. Ash from the volcano reached Lhokseumawe, located more than 162 miles (260 km) northwest of the volcano.
At least 17 people were killed on Monday after being buried by debris when heavy rain caused a large mound of garbage to collapse in Mozambique's capital.
The disaster took place at the Hulene garbage dump, the largest such facility in Mozambique's capital of Maputo, according to the AP.
The garbage dump rose up to the height of a three-story building and collapsed onto homes as heavy rain poured down, the AP reported.
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Racers of the 2018 Tour de France will emerge from the mountains on Friday; however, new challenges await.
Prior to the arrival of much cooler and less humid air at midweek, thunderstorms packing torrential downpours and locally damaging winds will rattle the northeastern United States into Tuesday evening.
More than 1,450 emergency personnel are still working to contain the massive wildfire near California’s Yosemite National Park that took a deadly turn over the weekend.
Rounds of thunderstorms packing torrential rain and gusty winds will erupt along a temperature contrast zone across the Great Plains through the middle of this week.
A lightning strike can result in a cardiac arrest and death, and the most lightning strikes occur during warm summer months when people are outside enjoying the weather.
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Tropical Storm Son-tinh strengthened over the South China Sea on Tuesday and has its sights set on Hainan, China and northern parts of Vietnam and Laos in the coming days.
The North American monsoon, which has brought localized but dangerous flash flooding to parts of the southwestern United States over the past week, will finally ease back into the upcoming weekend.