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Severe thunderstorms qualifying as a low-end derecho event caused structural damage

Severe thunderstorms stemming from a derecho that impacted the Great Lakes region this week spawned multiple tornadoes responsible for major structural damage in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey on Thursday. Depending on results from a National Weather Service damage survey, it is possible that activity in New Jersey may have broken a record set in

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Extreme heat and drought continue to fuel an outbreak of wildfire

Continued heat and dry winds are fueling two wildfires in Northern California that have reportedly damaged/destroyed multiple homes. The largest, known as the Caldor Fire, sparked Saturday in El Dorado County. Over the last two days, the blaze has grown more than 24 times its own size, expanding to more than 62,586 acres. The activity

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Tropical Storm Elsa traversed the U.S. Atlantic Coast after making landfall in Florida.

After making landfall Wednesday morning near Steinhatchee, Fla., Tropical Storm Elsa has tracked nearly the entire length of the U.S. East Coast while maintaining most of its strength. Although heavy rainfall has been experienced in impacted areas, there have not been widespread reports of structural flooding. At this time, tornadic/high wind activity appears to be

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