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In Montecito, the million-dollar views still come with mudslide risks

Life in California often requires navigating the edges of natural beauty and natural disaster. On the fifth anniversary of a catastrophe, residents had to flee again.
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Battered central coast of California prepares for another deluge

Hundreds of homes in the Santa Cruz region were damaged by flooding and wind. Weary residents are steeling themselves for even worse conditions this week.
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Heavy rain in California causes flooding but offers respite from drought

Heavy rain and snow caused landslides and flooding in parts of California over the weekend, shutting down two major highways as another “atmospheric river” system pounded the West Coast, but also brought a measure of relief to the drought-plagued state.

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At least 141 die in Congo after floods hit Kinshasa

In Kinshasa, a megacity of 15 million, heavy rain left roads, infrastructure and many neighborhoods underwater or in ruins.
Hurricane Fiona strengthens as it moves offshore from the Dominican Republic

Hurricane Fiona strengthens as it moves offshore from the Dominican Republic

Fiona knocked out power to most of Puerto Rico and set off mudslides in the Dominican Republic on Monday. It is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos Islands on Tuesday.
Heavy rain causes deadly flooding across Iran

Heavy rain causes deadly flooding across Iran

The monsoon-like rains, unusual for the typical dry season in the region, have killed more than 50 people, caused heavy damage and shut down major roadways.
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Yellowstone flooding is a sign of what’s to come for national parks

Record rainfall and mudslides forced closures just as tourism season ramped up. Virtually none of America’s national parks are untouched by extreme weather and climate change.