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US: Super Cell Storm, hail, heavy rain, tornadoes hit Kansas, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma - Severe weather moved across parts of northern Oklahoma Wednesday night, prompting severe thunderstorm warnings and even one tornado warning.

The tornado warning was issued Wednesday night for northern Osage County, but expired a short time later. As of late Wednesday night, there had been no confirmed reports of a tornado.

The storm moved through Bartlesville, bringing wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and reports of golf ball-sized hail.

A severe thunderstorm warning was in effect until 11:15 p.m. for the following counties: Nowata, Osage and Washington.

"These storms are going to be quite intense," said News On 6 Chief Meteorologist Travis Meyer. "Once we get through this, then we'll clear out, things will start to improve tomorrow."

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New York City Hit by a TORNADO: One Person Killed and a Trail of Destruction Left as 100mph Winds Rip Through City

© AP PhotoSmashed: Residents in the Park Slope neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York circle around a car crushed by a fallen tree
At least one person has been killed after a tornado-like storm ripped through New York.

The sky turned black and tornado-like squalls torn through the city stranding ten of thousands of commuters.

Officials suspended access to overcrowded Pennsylvania Station in midtown Manhattan, where people were locked shoulder to shoulder after fallen trees forced a halt to commuter rail traffic.

Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens were hit hardest by the storm. Locals used axes to hack at trees that in some cases had crashed across stairways and front porches, trapping people inside homes.

Winds reached up to 100mph shut down roads and power lines leaving 70,000 customers without power.

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Hurricanes Julia and Igor Churn the Atlantic as Simultaneous Storms Rage for First Time in a Decade

Hurricane Igor, Tropical storm Julia
© Getty ImagesHurricane Igor (L) and Tropical Storm Julia in the Atlantic Ocean
Tropical storm Karl soaked the coast of Mexico as a rare duo of powerful hurricanes rolled waters far out in the Atlantic.

Hurricanes Julia and Igor were moving across the Atlantic in the first time in a decade that there have been two category four storms in the seas at the same time.

Forecasters have predicted that this year could be one of the worst on record for hurricanes.

Hurricanes Julia and Igor are not thought to pose any threat to land, but Karl, the 11th named storm of the season, dumped more rain on Mexico which is already struggling with heavy flooding in southeastern states.

Karl also threatened installations of state oil company Pemex, and was due to pass close by.

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Tropical Storm Karl Hits Mexico

© NOAA via AFP - Getty Images This satellite-based image taken Thursday morning shows Tropical Storm Karl just before it re-emerged into the Gulf of Mexico.
Tropical Storm Karl hit Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday and could reach hurricane strength once it enters the Gulf of Mexico, where it could swing past major Mexican oil installations.

Hundreds of mostly Mayan villagers were evacuated as Karl dumped rain and brought strong winds to the Yucatan, civil protection authorities said.

The storm also knocked out power to tens of thousands of people throughout the mainly rural area. Majahual, home to a large cruise ship port, bore the brunt of the storm as it made landfall but no serious damage was reported.

Mexico's state-run oil giant Pemex has not curtailed any operations but said it would monitor Karl's progress as it approached operations in the Bay of Campeche, where the bulk of Mexico's 2.55 million barrels per day of oil is produced.

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Hurricanes Igor, Julia spin in Atlantic

© REUTERS/NOAA/HandoutThis 1145Z GOES imagery shows Igor east of the northern Leeward Islands, and Tropical Storm Julia located south-southwest of the Cape Verde Islands.

Tropical Storm Julia grew in the far eastern Atlantic into the fifth hurricane of the storm season, while Hurricane Igor weakened slightly but remained a dangerous Category 4 storm, forecasters said on Tuesday.

Neither hurricane posed an immediate threat to land or energy interests, but Igor could threaten Bermuda by the weekend.

Julia reached hurricane status and then continued to strengthen, with top sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. It was about 355 miles west-northwest of the Cape Verde Islands at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 GMT), forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

Julia was moving west-northwest as a Category 1 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale of hurricane intensity, forecasters said. Its projected path would keep it out to sea.

Julia could strengthen slowly over the next two days, forecasters said. But as it gets closer to the more powerful Igor, strong upper-level winds flowing out from Igor could shear off and weaken Julia.

Farther west in the Atlantic, Hurricane Igor weakened slightly but still packed a punch, the center said.

Igor was about 710 miles east of the northern Leeward Islands with maximum sustained winds at 135 mph, the center said.

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North Africa: Lightning Strike Kills 4 At Wedding in Mauritania

Nouakchott - A witness says a lightning strike has killed four people at a wedding in a village in Mauritania.

Wedding guest El Hadi Ould Mohamed says the lightning bolt struck the Friday morning festivities and killed two women and two men.

He says two other people were burned by lightning and taken to a hospital near the village of Idini, which is some 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of Nouakchott, the capital.

He says the bride and groom were not killed or injured.

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Mudslide hits village on Italy's Amalfi Coast

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A river of mud unleashed by heavy rains has flooded a tiny village on Italy's Amalfi Coast, and at least one person was reported missing.

Video obtained by APTN on Friday showed a river of mud running through a small alley in the village, called Atrani, tipping cars over and almost entirely covering some of them.

Officials said a small river close to the village had broken its banks, fed by heavy rains, on Thursday evening.

Brunella Cimadomo of the local Civil Protection Department said a 25-year-old woman was missing after the coffee bar where she worked was hit by the mudslide. She said the rain had let up on Friday but more was expected in coming days.

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Floods leave tens of thousands homeless in Mexico

People use a make-shift boat
© AP Photo/America RocioPeople use a make-shift boat to cross a flooded avenue in Villahermosa in Mexico's Tabasco state, Tuesday Sept. 7, 2010. Weeks of torrential rains have unleashed flooding in huge swaths of southern Mexico, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes. )
Villahermosa - Weeks of torrential rains have unleashed flooding in huge swaths of southern Mexico, forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes.

Tens of thousands more are sleeping on their roofs, refusing to abandon their possessions even as the rivers around them rise rapidly.

Authorities on Tuesday started releasing 2,000 cubic meters (71,000 cubic feet) of water per second from four damns in the region that have reached capacity. That caused several rivers to overflow.

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New landslip buries 100 rescue workers in Guatemala

A massive landslide buried up to 100 people who were trying to dig out a bus caught in deep mud, killing at least 22 people with dozens more feared dead, as torrential rains battered Guatemala.

Emergency workers recovered 22 bodies from the landslide on a major highway northwest of the capital, and they warned it could take two days to dig out all the victims.

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Tropical Storm Hermine Threatens Mexico, Texas

© National Hurricane Center/ReutersTropical storm Hermine is seen in this satellite image courtesy of the National Hurricane Center.
Tropical storm Hermine has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and warnings have been issued from Tampico, Mexico to the Baffin Bay on the south Texas coast, the National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

Hermine, the eighth tropical storm of the season, carried maximum sustained winds of 40 mph was located about 190 miles east-southeast of Tampico, Mexico. it was moving north at 8 mph.

U.S. forecasters said it was expected to turn toward the northwest and increase in speed on Monday.

"The center of Hermine is expected to approach the coast of northeastern Mexico or extreme southern Texas in the warning area early Tuesday morning," the Miami-based hurricane center said.