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Landslide after heavy rain leaves at least 2 dead and dozens missing in Brazil

Authorities believe mud buried six trailers, and up to 15 vehicles on the highway
© Corpo de Bombeiros Militar de Santa Catarina/Reuters
Authorities believe mud buried six trailers, and up to 15 vehicles on the highway
A landslide in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná killed at least two people and left dozens missing on Wednesday, according to officials.

A landslide, which followed heavy rainfall, affected Brazil's BR-376 highway, CNNE reports. Authorities believe mud buried six trailers, and up to 15 vehicles on the highway, as it tumbled on a 200 meter (656 foot) stretch of the road.

A fire department representative told local media that they estimate that between 30 and 50 people could be missing.

The representative added that military police, firefighters, civil defense teams and rescue dogs are assisting with rescue efforts and the cleaning of embankments.


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Waterspout seen off coast of Panama City Beach, Florida

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A large waterspout was seen spinning off the coast of Panama City Beach, Florida, during a severe line of storms that caused more than 30 tornado reports across the South.


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Giant waterspout forms off Philippines Coast

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A gigantic waterspout formed off Bohol, Philippines, on Nov 27 — sending one tourist boat scrambling to get away. Onlooker Dhodz Baratas, who captured footage of the cylindrical storm, says the waterspout eventually dissipated without incident.

"It was so big but it was also gone soon," he said. "We were a bit alarmed in case it would move towards the shore."


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Southern states are hit by TWENTY-THREE tornadoes overnight as more are expected

Tornado damage reported near District One Volunteer Fire/Rescue in Lowndes County, MS

Tornado damage reported near District One Volunteer Fire/Rescue in Lowndes County, MS
Tornadoes and huge thunderstorms barreled across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama late Tuesday and into Wednesday morning, sending millions hunkering down for cover overnight as Southern states were hit by 23 tornadoes.

The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that tornadoes hit the ground in Mississippi on Tuesday evening and Alabama was in the path of the storms during the overnight hours, leaving severe damage and at least two dead in Montgomery.

Several homes have been destroyed, thousands of people have been left without power, and a Mississippi church is now missing its steeple as forceful winds, torrential storms, and tornadoes tore threw.


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More than 30,000 people without power on British Columbia's South Coast as snow batters the region

Steep hills in Gibsons, B.C., became very slippery on Tuesday as snow pummeled the area, photographer Scott Blackley said.
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Steep hills in Gibsons, B.C., became very slippery on Tuesday as snow pummeled the area, photographer Scott Blackley said.
More than 30,000 people on B.C.'s South Coast were without power while a bridge connecting parts of Metro Vancouver was closed Tuesday night as snow continued to hit the region.

B.C. Hydro issued a notice advising residents on Hornby Island and Denman Island to prepare to be without power until Wednesday morning, as ferry cancellations means crews cannot get over to make repairs.

"We plan to have crews take the first available ferry in the morning," B.C. Hydro says on its website.

In an interview with CBC, spokesperson Mora Scott said most of the outages seem to be due to snow weighing down trees, and ultimately, taking out power lines.


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1 dead, 1 hurt in dog attacks in West Memphis, Arkansas

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A man was killed and a woman badly injured by a pack of dogs in two separate attacks in West Memphis, Arkansas.

READ: https://wreg.com/news/local/dog-pack-...


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Wind turbines trigger 'thundersnow' during Buffalo snowstorm

A mobile Doppler on Wheels unit is surrounded by intense snow from a lake-effect storm over the weekend.
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A mobile Doppler on Wheels unit is surrounded by intense snow from a lake-effect storm over the weekend.
A recent lake effect snowfall in western New York offered researchers a rare opportunity to gather data about how wind turbines trigger "thundersnow"—or lightning within a snowstorm.

"Lightning damage is an increasing concern for wind power providers," reported the Washington Post, in the wake of the late-November storm that brought a record amount of snow to the east ends of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. "Like any tall structure, a wind turbine can serve as a strike point for a downward-propagating lightning flash."

But "as turbines grow taller, they appear more likely to trigger upward-propagating flashes that extend from the turbine into a storm, rather than vice versa."



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Humpback whale carcass washes ashore in Cape Town, South Africa

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City of Cape Town (CoCT) officials are trying to remove the carcass of a 15-metre male humpback whale that washed ashore at Strand Beach on Saturday morning.

According to the City, reports of the carcass were received at around 05:00.

The City's coastal manager, Gregg Oelofse, told News24 that the whale had been dead for five days.

"Our technical team is on site, and we're waiting for the bulldozer to arrive and remove the carcass, which will then be taken to a landfill site," he added.


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Large waterspout formation during thunderstorm in Destin, Florida

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A thunderstorm woke up the residents of Destin, Florida, early morning. The city went dark as the clouds turned grey. A large waterspout was formed while lightning struck.


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Mauna Loa eruption: Hawaii residents told to prepare for evacuation amid gas and ash warnings

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People living on the slopes of the Mauna Loa volcano on Hawaii's Big Island have been told to prepare for a worst-case scenario as it continues to erupt and belch volcanic ash into the air.

Waves of orange, glowing lava are flowing from the world's largest active volcano in its first eruption in 38 years and officials told residents to be ready to evacuate if lava flows start heading toward populated areas.

While the eruption of Mauna Loa isn't immediately endangering towns, the US Geological Survey has warned the roughly 200,000 people on the Big Island that an eruption "can be very dynamic, and the location and advance of lava flows can change rapidly".

Governor David Ige said: "Lava flows are not threatening any downslope communities at this time and all indications are that the eruption will remain in the northeast rift zone.