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Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux Falls

Confirmed tornado causes significant damage in Sioux FallsResidents in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were ravaged by extensive damage from a tornado that tore through the city on Tuesday night.A tornado warning was issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) shortly after 11 p.m. CDT Tuesday evening for Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, and the warning remained in effect until midnight. The NWS warned that wind gusts of at least 90 mph were possible with the storm and urged residents to take cover.> 11:25 pm: A very dangerous storm moving int the Sioux Falls area! Winds of 90 mph possible. Take cover!> > — NWS Sioux Falls (@NWSSiouxFalls) September 11, 2019Shortly after the storms tore through the area, there were numerous reports and photos of extensive damage to trees, cars, homes and businesses around the city.In addition, a South Dakota hospital, Avera Behavioral Health Center, was evacuated after suffering damage from the storm. As of early Wednesday morning, there have not yet been any reports of casualties, according to CNN news.The Sioux Falls Police Department issued a "No Travel Advisory" in the wake of the storms due to numerous downed power lines and trees covering roadways in southeastern parts of the city.> A No Travel Advisory has been issued in Sioux Falls because of all the downed power lines and trees. Please stay off the roads until routes are safe to travel and clear of debris. /713> > — Sioux Falls Police (@siouxfallspd) September 11, 2019Motorists were urged to remain off roadways until emergency management crews cleaned up the debris.Many residents across Sioux Falls lost power as a consequence of the storms, and nearly 10,000 customers remain without power as of early Wednesday morning, according to poweroutages.us.Although the threat for severe weather has ended in southeastern South Dakota with the storms having moved into Iowa, flash flood warnings remain in effect into Wednesday afternoon following several inches of rain from Tuesday night's storms.> Massive downed tree limbs are a common sight, some crashing into houses and blocking entire streets, as happened on St. Andrews Drive off Minnesota Ave. @argusleader @Argus911 pic.twitter.com/d40o7rVXI7> > — Erin Bormett (@EEBormett) September 11, 2019> took this on a side street off west 41st in front of an apartment building. three cars engulfed by I don't know how many trees. pic.twitter.com/qSb3KQcSIM> > — Trevor J. Mitchell (@TJM613) September 11, 2019> A better look at some of the damage from the tornado that went through Sioux Falls late Tuesday evening. pic.twitter.com/fny3djB0Sj> > — Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019> Advance Auto Parts on 41st. pic.twitter.com/mhy7d6G1LA> > — Abigail Dollins (@abigaildollins) September 11, 2019



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North Korea reports five deaths, damage in typhoon

North Korea reports five deaths, damage in typhoonNorth Korean state media said Sunday five people had been killed in a powerful typhoon that destroyed farmland and damaged hundreds of buildings. Typhoon Lingling, called Typhoon-13 in North Korea, hit the reclusive nuclear-armed state on Saturday afternoon, reported the official KCNA news service. The injured persons are now under treatment at hospitals,” KCNA said.



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South Korea surveying damage from powerful typhoon

South Korea surveying damage from powerful typhoonSouth Korea on Sunday was surveying the impact of one of the most powerful typhoons to ever hit the Korean Peninsula, but the country appears to have escaped widespread damage. The country’s Interior and Safety Ministry said in a statement that it is reviewing the damage from Typhoon Lingling and engaging in recovery work. Typhoon Lingling swept along South Korea’s west coast on Saturday before making landfall in North Korea.



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Hurricane Dorian: 'Catastrophic' damage in Bahamas leaves 60,000 needing drinking water

Hurricane Dorian: 'Catastrophic' damage in Bahamas leaves 60,000 needing drinking waterRescue workers are scrambling to reach the northern Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian pounded the region for another day, leaving a trail of “unprecedented” destruction.  At least five people have been killed in the area and more than 60,000 are expected to need drinking water in the coming days after the “catastrophic” damage.  On Grand Bahama island and the Abaco islands, among the worst affected, more than 13,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed – some 45 per cent of the total. Gusts of up to 220mph earlier had ripped the roofs off houses while the torrential rain saw water sweeping through the streets, forcing some to seek shelter in the attic. Satellite images suggested that vast swathes of the islands were still under water. As much as 35 inches of water was estimated to have been dumped on the Bahamas. A palm tree bends in the wind next to a flooded street after the effects of Hurricane Dorian arrived in Nassau,Bahamas Credit: REUTERS/John Marc Nutt Reports of locals trapped in their homes with small children and radio stations being bombarded with distress calls about missing loved ones have begun to surface.  “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy”, said Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive." Dorian, the second strongest hurricane ever recorded to have made landfall in the region, was downgraded to a category two hurricane on Tuesday, with winds dipping to around 110mph. Julia Aylen wades through waist deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued from her flooded home during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas Credit: AP Photo/Tim Aylen Forecasts of Dorian’s trajectory suggest that its centre will now not move onto the US mainland but instead track the coastline north before turning east.  However experts warned that the hurricane’s course could change at any moment and said it will still cause life-changing storm surges and flooding to America's eastern coastal regions.  A screen grab from a handout video made available by NASA taken from the International Space Station (ISS) showing Hurricane Dorian Credit: NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX More than two million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have been urged to evacuate. The hurricane was approaching the Florida coast on Tuesday afternoon. Dorian had become practically stationary after hitting the Bahamas on Sunday – a rarity for major hurricanes – but on Monday was moving slowly northwest at around 2mph, the equivalent of walking pace.  It has meant that the Bahamas, and in particular Grand Bahama and the Abaco islands, have endured the brunt of the storm's ferocity.  Grand Bahama island seen from above before the hurricane hit Matthew Cochrane, a Red Cross spokesman, estimated that more than 60,000 people on the islands will need access to clean drinking water.  “What we are hearing lends credence to the fact that this has been a catastrophic storm and a catastrophic impact,” Mr Cochrane said.  A text message seen by AFP from a woman named Kendra Williams, who lives on Grand Bahama, offered a glimpse of the panic the hurricane had caused among locals.  Grand Bahama island, taken midday Monday from the ICEYE-X2 satellite after Dorian hit  Credit: ICEYE Satellite photo It read: "We are under water; we are up in the ceiling. Can someone please assist us or send some help. Please. Me and my six grandchildren and my son, we are in the ceiling." Yasmin Rigby, a resident of Grand Bahama’s main city Freeport, said locals had been gripped by fear as winds tore off shutters and water begun to pout into people’s homes. "People who thought they were safe are now calling for help," Ms Rigby told AFP. "My best friend's husband is stuck in the roof of their house with seven feet [of] water below." A handout photo made available by NASA shows an image of Hurricane Dorian's eye taken by NASA astronaut Nick Hague Credit: NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX One radio station said it got more than 2,000 distress messages, including reports of a 5-month-old baby stranded on a roof and a woman with six grandchildren who cut a hole in a roof to escape rising floodwaters. Rescue efforts were hampered by the fact that the Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet (2 meters) of water. The island’s main hospital was also rendered unusable due to flooding.  The US Coast Guard airlifted at least 21 people injured on Abaco Island. Bahamas officials said they expected the death toll to rise.  A woman takes a picture as the effects of Hurricane Dorian begin to be felt on Monday in Cocoa Beach, Florida Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America Britain has joined the rescue effort, with the Department of International Development sending three humanitarian experts to the Bahamas.  UK government officials also said the RFA Mounts Bay was ready to offer her assistance if requested by the Bahamas Government. The vessel carries water carriers, hygiene kits that include soap and sanitary items shelter kits for families that have been left homeless. It also has a helicopter able to help with reconnaissance.  The Queen said in a statement that she and Prince Philip were “shocked and saddened” by the damage caused by the hurricane and expressed "sincere condolences" to those affected.



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Hurricane Dorian: 'Catastrophic' damage in Bahamas leaves 60,000 needing drinking water

Hurricane Dorian: 'Catastrophic' damage in Bahamas leaves 60,000 needing drinking waterRescue workers are scrambling to reach the northern Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian pounded the region for another day, leaving a trail of “unprecedented” destruction.  At least five people have been killed in the area and more than 60,000 are expected to need drinking water in the coming days after the “catastrophic” damage.  On Grand Bahama island and the Abaco islands, among the worst affected, more than 13,000 homes were severely damaged or destroyed – some 45 per cent of the total. Gusts of up to 220mph earlier had ripped the roofs off houses while the torrential rain saw water sweeping through the streets, forcing some to seek shelter in the attic. Satellite images suggested that vast swathes of the islands were still under water. As much as 35 inches of water was estimated to have been dumped on the Bahamas. A palm tree bends in the wind next to a flooded street after the effects of Hurricane Dorian arrived in Nassau,Bahamas Credit: REUTERS/John Marc Nutt Reports of locals trapped in their homes with small children and radio stations being bombarded with distress calls about missing loved ones have begun to surface.  “We are in the midst of a historic tragedy”, said Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis. "The devastation is unprecedented and extensive." Dorian, the second strongest hurricane ever recorded to have made landfall in the region, was downgraded to a category two hurricane on Tuesday, with winds dipping to around 110mph. Julia Aylen wades through waist deep water carrying her pet dog as she is rescued from her flooded home during Hurricane Dorian in Freeport, Bahamas Credit: AP Photo/Tim Aylen Forecasts of Dorian’s trajectory suggest that its centre will now not move onto the US mainland but instead track the coastline north before turning east.  However experts warned that the hurricane’s course could change at any moment and said it will still cause life-changing storm surges and flooding to America's eastern coastal regions.  A screen grab from a handout video made available by NASA taken from the International Space Station (ISS) showing Hurricane Dorian Credit: NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX More than two million people in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina have been urged to evacuate. The hurricane was approaching the Florida coast on Tuesday afternoon. Dorian had become practically stationary after hitting the Bahamas on Sunday – a rarity for major hurricanes – but on Monday was moving slowly northwest at around 2mph, the equivalent of walking pace.  It has meant that the Bahamas, and in particular Grand Bahama and the Abaco islands, have endured the brunt of the storm's ferocity.  Grand Bahama island seen from above before the hurricane hit Matthew Cochrane, a Red Cross spokesman, estimated that more than 60,000 people on the islands will need access to clean drinking water.  “What we are hearing lends credence to the fact that this has been a catastrophic storm and a catastrophic impact,” Mr Cochrane said.  A text message seen by AFP from a woman named Kendra Williams, who lives on Grand Bahama, offered a glimpse of the panic the hurricane had caused among locals.  Grand Bahama island, taken midday Monday from the ICEYE-X2 satellite after Dorian hit  Credit: ICEYE Satellite photo It read: "We are under water; we are up in the ceiling. Can someone please assist us or send some help. Please. Me and my six grandchildren and my son, we are in the ceiling." Yasmin Rigby, a resident of Grand Bahama’s main city Freeport, said locals had been gripped by fear as winds tore off shutters and water begun to pout into people’s homes. "People who thought they were safe are now calling for help," Ms Rigby told AFP. "My best friend's husband is stuck in the roof of their house with seven feet [of] water below." A handout photo made available by NASA shows an image of Hurricane Dorian's eye taken by NASA astronaut Nick Hague Credit: NASA HANDOUT/EPA-EFE/REX One radio station said it got more than 2,000 distress messages, including reports of a 5-month-old baby stranded on a roof and a woman with six grandchildren who cut a hole in a roof to escape rising floodwaters. Rescue efforts were hampered by the fact that the Grand Bahama airport was under 6 feet (2 meters) of water. The island’s main hospital was also rendered unusable due to flooding.  The US Coast Guard airlifted at least 21 people injured on Abaco Island. Bahamas officials said they expected the death toll to rise.  A woman takes a picture as the effects of Hurricane Dorian begin to be felt on Monday in Cocoa Beach, Florida Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images North America Britain has joined the rescue effort, with the Department of International Development sending three humanitarian experts to the Bahamas.  UK government officials also said the RFA Mounts Bay was ready to offer her assistance if requested by the Bahamas Government. The vessel carries water carriers, hygiene kits that include soap and sanitary items shelter kits for families that have been left homeless. It also has a helicopter able to help with reconnaissance.  The Queen said in a statement that she and Prince Philip were “shocked and saddened” by the damage caused by the hurricane and expressed "sincere condolences" to those affected.



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Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas suffers ‘huge damage’ as storm becomes joint strongest ever

Hurricane Dorian: Bahamas suffers ‘huge damage’ as storm becomes joint strongest everHurricane Dorian has caused major damage in the Bahamas – destroying homes and ripping roofs from buildings – as it made landfall as the joint-strongest ever Atlantic storm. There were no immediate reports of deaths.As the governor of South Carolina ordered an evacuation of the entire coast as the storm threatened the US, Bahamian and tourists in places such as the Abaco Islands and Marsh Harbour, took shelter in schools and churches when Dorian made landfall as a category 5 storm with gusts of up to 220mph and a sustained speed of 185mph.



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In California, Trump's trade war threatens permanent damage to some agriculture markets

In California, Trump's trade war threatens permanent damage to some agriculture marketsCalifornia producers are among the hardest hit by an ongoing trade war with China. Without a resolution soon, markets like dairy might never recover.



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Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape marchWorkers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City’s iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The deputy director of artistic patrimony at the National Fine Arts Institute, Dolores Martínez, said at the base of the statue that officials were assessing the damage to the Angel and other points in the capital that protesters attacked. Protesters wrote phrases like “They don’t take care of us” and “rape state” in lime green, purple and black spray paint across the base of the Angel monument, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain and is often the site of celebrations by city residents.



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Obama told Biden advisers not to let the former Veep ‘damage his legacy’ in his 2020 presidential run

Obama told Biden advisers not to let the former Veep ‘damage his legacy’ in his 2020 presidential runObama is reportedly concerned that Biden is relying on advisers who are "too old and out of touch with the current political climate,"



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Devastating photos show the damage of Typhoon Lekima, which left at least 44 people dead and forced 1 million to evacuate in China

Devastating photos show the damage of Typhoon Lekima, which left at least 44 people dead and forced 1 million to evacuate in ChinaA million people were evacuated from their homes and thousands of flights were cancelled across major airports in China.



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