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The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 towns

The Latest: Flood levels reached record in 3 townsDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Midwest (all times local):



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Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstream

Missouri towns prepare for deluge as floods move downstreamA string of small Missouri towns on Wednesday prepared for the next deluge along the snow-melt-swollen Missouri River after flooding wreaked nearly $ 1.5 billion in damage in Nebraska, killing at least four people and leaving another man missing. High water unleashed by last week’s late-winter storm and swiftly melting snow this week has already inundated a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along the Missouri River, North America’s longest river. The Missouri River’s next big flood crest was due to hit St. Joseph, Missouri, about 55 miles (89 km) north of Kansas City, Missouri, and Atchison, Kansas, a short distance downstream, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman James Lowe said on a briefing call.



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Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck towns

Indonesia rescuers scramble to reach isolated tsunami-struck townsIndonesian search and rescue teams Wednesday plucked stranded residents from remote islands and pushed into isolated communities desperate for aid in the aftermath of a volcano-triggered tsunami that killed over 400. The disaster agency cautioned residents to stay clear of the coast, as fresh activity at the Anak Krakatoa volcano, which sits in the middle of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands, threatened to spark another tsunami. The agency also said that wind was blowing “ash and sand” from Anak Krakatoa to the nearby towns of Cilegon and Serang on Java, and advised residents to wear masks and glasses if they had to venture outdoors.



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Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400

Prayers, fear in tsunami-struck Indonesian towns as toll tops 400A small Christmas service was held near a stretch of Indonesia’s tsunami-struck coastline Tuesday, as panicked residents in one coastal town tried to flee after rumours spread that another deadly wave was about to smash into the coast. It turned out to be a false alarm, but widespread fears about a repeat disaster — and warnings that clean water and medicine supplies were running low — rippled across the region as the death toll from Saturday’s volcano-triggered disaster topped 400. Thousands more have been displaced, with many left homeless after houses were flattened by the killer wave.



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This Is What California's Terrifying Wildfires Look Like After Leaving 5 Dead and Entire Towns Destroyed

This Is What California's Terrifying Wildfires Look Like After Leaving 5 Dead and Entire Towns DestroyedTogether, the Camp, Woolsey and Hill fires have burned 86,000 acres, and are continuing to spread across the state of California.



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The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

The 50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America



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More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after Michael

More dead expected in destroyed Florida Panhandle towns after MichaelDozens of people remained missing on Sunday in Florida Panhandle communities reduced to ruins by Hurricane Michael as rescuers said they expected the death toll to rise and survivors grappled with power outages and shortages of food and water. Already at least 18 deaths in four states have been blamed on the hurricane as rescue crews using cadaver dogs and heavy equipment searched through collapsed homes in small towns such as Mexico Beach and Panama City for more victims. “If we lose only one life, to me that’s going to be a miracle,” Mexico Beach Mayor Al Cathey told local media.



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Teen dead as gas explosions rock US towns

Teen dead as gas explosions rock US townsA teenager was killed and 25 residents injured after a series of gas explosions and fires rocked three US towns north of Boston, according to the state government. “The incidents have been traumatic,” said Governor Charlie Baker late Thursday, confirming along with several other officials that a teenager was killed in a car when a chimney crashed onto it. Some 8,600 homes were directly affected, according to local utility company Columbia Gas, which said “we are focused on providing as much support as possible to our customers, residents and communities,” in a statement issued Friday.



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Fires, explosions erupt in multiple US towns near Boston

Fires, explosions erupt in multiple US towns near BostonMass evacuations from US towns north of Boston were underway Thursday after dozens of fires and suspected gas explosions erupted, police said, leaving at least 10 residents injured, one critically. Massachusetts State Police said they had responded to 70 reports of fires, explosions and the smell of gas in a widespread zone encompassing the east coast towns of Lawrence, Andover and North Andover. Authorities were to cut power to thousands of meters, police said, and residents in all three towns with utilities service from Columbia Gas had been asked to evacuate immediately.



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Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuations

Suspected gas explosions rock towns near Boston, forcing evacuationsDozens of explosions and fires rocked a wide area across several communities north of Boston, prompting evacuations of numerous neighborhoods.



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