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Hurricane season 2024 is here. Here's how to stay prepared

Hurricane season 2024 is here. Here's how to stay prepared

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Helicopter pilot dies fighting wildfire in Northwest Territories

Helicopter pilot dies fighting wildfire in Northwest Territories

YELLOWKNIFE — A helicopter pilot has died while fighting a wildfire in the Northwest Territories. Transportation Safety Board officials had said an aircraft operated by Great Slave Helicopters crashed Friday at the Fort Good Hope airport.
Lightning, persistent storms trigger wildfire spike in Yukon

Lightning, persistent storms trigger wildfire spike in Yukon

WHITEHORSE, YUKON — Yukon's government says sustained storms over the last two weeks have caused a spike in lightning-triggered wildfires, resulting in poor air quality and fire evacuation alerts.
Greece deploys foreign firefighters for the third year running to help tackle wildfires

Greece deploys foreign firefighters for the third year running to help tackle wildfires

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece is reinforcing its firefighting teams this summer with 240 firefighters from Bulgaria, Malta, Moldova and Romania, who will be deployed in the country from early July until mid-September, during the height of the wildfire
UN weather agency says Tropical Cyclone Freddy that hit eastern Africa last year was longest ever

UN weather agency says Tropical Cyclone Freddy that hit eastern Africa last year was longest ever

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. weather agency said Tuesday that Tropical Cyclone Freddy, a deadly Indian Ocean storm that lashed eastern Africa last year , was confirmed to be the longest-lasting cyclone ever recorded at 36 days.

A powerful summer storm sweeps through Balkans with hail, rain and winds causing damage and floods

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A powerful storm swept through countries in the western Balkans after several days of sizzling temperatures, damaging houses, pulling out trees and flooding streets, officials said Tuesday.
Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in India's northeast kill at least 16 people

Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains in India's northeast kill at least 16 people

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains have killed at least 16 people over the last two weeks in India's northeast, where more than 300,000 have been displaced from their submerged homes, authorities said on Tuesday.
How the hot water that fueled Hurricane Beryl foretells a scary storm season

How the hot water that fueled Hurricane Beryl foretells a scary storm season

Hurricane Beryl's explosive growth into an unprecedented early whopper of a storm shows the literal hot water the Atlantic and Caribbean are in right now and the kind of season ahead, experts said.
Hurricane Beryl grows to Category 5 strength as it razes southeast Caribbean islands

Hurricane Beryl grows to Category 5 strength as it razes southeast Caribbean islands

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (AP) — Hurricane Beryl strengthened to Category 5 status late Monday after it ripped doors, windows and roofs off homes across the southeastern Caribbean with devastating winds and storm surge fueled by the Atlantic's record warm
Firefighters battle wildfires on 2 Greek islands as premier warns of a dangerous summer

Firefighters battle wildfires on 2 Greek islands as premier warns of a dangerous summer

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Firefighters battled wildfires that broke out on the eastern Aegean islands of Chios and Kos Monday and injured five people, as Greece’s prime minister warned of a dangerous summer ahead and said the public’s help was essential
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