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Catastrophic flooding and mudslides occurred in the west African country of Sierra Leone this week, claiming the lives on more than 400 people.
The country’s president, Ernest Bai Koroma, said entire communities had been wiped out and the devastation “was overwhelming us,” the BBC reported.
After heavy rain on Sunday, a partial collapse of Sugar Loaf Mountain buried homes in the Regent area of Freetown, the country’s capital, on Monday.
Hundreds of people were still missing as of Friday as burial procedures were expedited due to a continued threat for additional mudslides. Mass burials were needed to free up space in mortuaries, according to the BBC.
The tropics continued to buzz with activity as Gert became the second hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season on Monday.
While Gert eventually reached Category 2 strength, it never came close to making landfall in the United States. However, it did bring enhanced surf to East Coast beaches through late in the week.
Beyond Gert, three other tropical systems were being monitored, including Tropical Storm Harvey, which formed on Thursday afternoon east of the Windward Islands. Harvey is the eighth named tropical system of the 2017 Atlantic season.
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On Wednesday, Aug.16, at least seven tornadoes were confirmed across Minnesota, as a period of moderate to heavy rain brought flooding across the southwestern part of the state.
At least six of the tornadoes were given an EF0 rating, but an EF1 tornado packing winds of 100-105 mph struck near the town of New Sweden. No injuries were reported, but the tornadoes did down trees and leave behind some damage to buildings at several farm properties.
Heavy rain, which triggered landslides and flooding, killed more than 250 people across southeastern Asia in the past week, the Associated Press reported. The fatalities were reported across India, Nepal and Bangladesh as frequent downpours continued through the week.
More than one-third of Nepal's 75 districts have reported flooding or mudslides from the recent heavy rainfall. The flooding decimated crops, inundated an estimated 60,000 homes across the country and damaged roads and bridges. In Chitwan National Park in southern Nepal, elephants were used for water rescues.
Destructive wildfires broke out near Varnavas, Greece, just north of Athens on Sunday. The blaze destroyed 20 homes and forced evacuations across popular holiday locations.
The fire continued to burn out of control through Monday, but by Wednesday, Greece’s fire department said it was close to containing the wildfire, the AP reported.
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The North America 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.
Twenty-three people were injured when a flying lava bomb punctured the roof of a lava tour boat, causing a large hole in the vessel.
While Trump and Putin met for a summit in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday morning, a message about climate change was hung from a church by an environmental activist group.
En promedio, 37 niños mueren anualmente al ser olvidados dentro de un auto.
The tournament is being held in eastern Scotland, a region which has a history of extreme weather that can create chaos for golfers and spectators.
Following a push of dry air during the middle part of this week, a humid and rather wet weather pattern is forecast to evolve over the eastern third of the nation during the latter part of July.
The ongoing Kilauea volcano eruptions in Hawaii have led to the formation of a tiny, new piece of land made of lava, which was initially considered to be an island.
An organizing tropical threat will heighten the risk for flooding from the Philippines to Vietnam and Laos into midweek.