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Three dead, one missing in devastating floods across U.S. Midwest

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(Reuters) – At least one person was missing on Monday after devastating floods across the U.S. Midwest that killed three others and inflicted hundreds of millions of dollars in damage in what Nebraska’s governor called a disaster of historic proportions. As floodwaters began to recede in much of the area inundated by the aftermath of Read More

Flooded U.S. Air Force base underscores climate risk to security: experts

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Flooding at a U.S. Air Force base in Nebraska that damaged buildings and forced the removal of a plane integral to the nation’s nuclear attack response highlight the risks climate change poses to national security, experts said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: One of many areas near the southeast side of Offutt Air Read More

Nebraska floods inundate military bases, cut off nuclear plant

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(Reuters) – Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a significant portion of a major U.S. Air Force base, while more of region’s residents faced the possibility of evacuation on Monday. Flooded Camp Ashland, Army National Guard facility, is seen in this aerial Read More

'Situation is terrible': Cyclone may have killed 1,000 people

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Four days after Cyclone Idai struck Mozambique, there are fears it may have killed more than 1,000 people in the country. It is thought to have been the most destructive storm to have hit the southeast African nation in more than 10 years. Widespread flooding has left whole villages submerged and bodies were floating in Read More

Isolation, evacuations in U.S. central Plains as floods kill three

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(Reuters) – Flooding that killed three people in Nebraska and Iowa has cut roads to a nuclear power plant and inundated a large portion of a U.S. Air Force base, forcing it to work with a skeleton staff on Monday, while more of region’s residents possibly faced evacuation. Flooded Camp Ashland, Army National Guard facility, Read More

Death toll in Mozambique cyclone, floods could surpass 1,000: president

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MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) – The number of people killed in a powerful storm and preceding floods in Mozambique could exceed 1,000, the president said on Monday, putting the potential death toll greatly more than current figures. A man looks at a washed away bridge along Umvumvu river in Chimanimani, Zimbabwe March 18, 2019. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo Only Read More

Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power as floodwaters recede

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(Reuters) – Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) said its Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska continued to operate safely at full power on Monday as the Missouri River floodwater around the plant receded following a late winter storm last week. FILE PHOTO: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Cooper nuclear power station is seen in an undated Read More

Nebraska nuclear plant still at full power after preparing for flooding

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(Reuters) – Nebraska Public Power District’s (NPPD) Cooper nuclear plant in Nebraska was still operating at full power early Monday after the company said on Friday it was preparing for possible flooding, according to a report from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). FILE PHOTO: Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD) Cooper nuclear power station is Read More

At least 157 dead in Zimbabwe, Mozambique as Cyclone Idai leaves trail of destruction

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HARARE/MAPUTO (Reuters) – Cyclone Idai killed at least 157 people in Zimbabwe and Mozambique as it tore across Southern Africa, officials and state media said on Monday, and vast areas of land have been flooded, roads destroyed and communications disrupted. Flooding caused by Cyclone Idai is seen in Chipinge, Zimbabwe, March 16, 2019 in this Read More

Spring weather to bring more floods to waterlogged U.S. Plains states

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Central Plains states could face more flooding this week as rising temperatures accelerate snow melt across the region, weather forecasters said Monday. Highway 281 is seen damaged after a storm triggered historic flooding, in Niobrara, Nebraska, U.S. March 16, 2019. Office of Governor Pete Ricketts/Handout via REUTERS Floods in the aftermath Read More