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Flooding, More Rain Drench South Florida

More rain is falling in South Florida, on the heels of a line of fierce thunderstorms that flooded several neighborhoods Friday. The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook for South Florida through Saturday night.

Forecasters said thunderstorms with heavy rain and dangerous lightning will stick around most of the day into Sunday morning.

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Lightning and torrential rain lashes Germany

Snowploughs were needed to clear hail in Munich and a Berlin museum was flooded when lightning and torrential rain lashed Germany during the night, emergency officials said Saturday morning.

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4 Dolphins Shot to Death in Calif.

Los Angeles - Four dead dolphins have washed ashore with fatal bullet wounds and fifth with lacerations on its pectoral fin, said authorities who have offered a reward for information on the slayings.

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Candid storm chief gets a lashing

The new director of the National Hurricane Center, an outspoken critic of his superiors since he took over in January, charged Friday night that they are trying to muzzle him and could be setting him up for termination.

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Tornado kills 2, damages hundreds of homes in central Vietnam

A strong tornado struck several villages in central Vietnam, killing two people and damaging hundreds of homes, an official said Friday.

The tornado hit Trieu Son district in Thanh Hoa province Wednesday, collapsing or stripping roofs from nearly 500 houses. It also knocked down electric poles and thousands of trees, district official Le Xuan Duong said.

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South Africa: Worst floods in two decades devastate coast

The worst floods in more than 20 years caused damage of at least R85-million over a wide swathe of the Cape west coast and left hundreds of people in need of blankets and food.

Municipal officials from Malmesbury to Vredendal are still counting the cost of the floods that swept the region after a week of storms dumped nearly 300mm of rain on the region.

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UK: Soldier missing and 40 factory staff trapped in floods

A teenage soldier who fell into a swollen river was still missing and more than 40 workers remained trapped inside a factory yesterday after thunderstorms and torrential rain caused severe flooding across the UK. Train services were disrupted, homes flooded and motorists stranded after heavy rainfall which is expected to continue into the weekend.


Whirlwind shakes up Pearl Jam concert in Italy

A rare whirlwind struck an outdoor concert site today in Venice, Italy, forcing the cancellation of tonight's show by Seattle rock band Pearl Jam.

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Magnitude 6 earthquake shakes Papua New Guinea

An earthquake with a magnitude measuring six has been recorded on the Papua New Guinea island of New Britain.

There are no immediate reports of damage from the affected region and the United States Geological Survey office says it is unlikely to have caused a tsunami.

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Kentucky seeing driest weather since 1895

The Environmental and Public Protection Cabinet has issued a water shortage watch for 61 counties in Kentucky.

A water shortage watch is issued when drought conditions have the potential to threaten the normal availability of drinking water supply sources.

State Climatologist Stuart Foster says precipitation deficits for the past four months place Kentucky's four climatic divisions in the driest periods on record since 1895. Drought conditions across Kentucky range from moderate to severe.