300 feared dead after tropical cyclone slams into Somalia

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The death toll from a tropical cyclone that hit Somalia’s semi-autonomous Puntland region at the weekend has risen to 140 but the final figure could total 300, the government said on Wednesday.

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Flash floods wash away homes, kill at least 3 near Boulder, Colorado

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Torrential rain drenched parts of Colorado, washing away homes and causing at least three deaths as officials worked Thursday to evacuate towns and keep people out of the path of the rising water.

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Heavy rain turns deadly in San Antonio

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The wet weather plaguing many parts of the U.S. this holiday weekend has turned fatal in sodden San Antonio.

Two people are dead and more than 100 were rescued Saturday after heavy rain pummeled the Texas city, causing flash flooding.

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Deadly flooding swamps Midwestern states

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Heavy river flooding in six Midwestern states that forced evacuations, shut down bridges, swamped homes and caused at least three deaths was at or near crest in some areas Sunday evening.

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Three killed, dozens rescued in Australia floods

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Three people were reported to have been killed and dozens more were plucked from roofs and marooned cars in dramatic air rescues in northeastern Australia on Monday as severe floods swept through two states, inundating thousands of homes.  

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Rains cause flooding in parts of England

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Severe flood warnings were issued as already sodden parts of southwest England were soaked by rain and battered by strong winds. Emergency services warned lives were at risk.

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Debby’s devastation: Thousands of damaged homes, roads in storm’s aftermath

msnbc.com news staff and news service reports — Flooding from Tropical Depression Debby damaged thousands of homes, washed out roads, opened up sinkholes and closed a section of Interstate 10 — the state’s main east-west highway.

Water was up to the roofs at some homes in low lying areas of Live Oak, Fla., on Wednesday. Several feet of water remained around businesses in downtown near the courthouse and many roads were impassable.

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Tropical Storm Debby floods neighborhoods, forces evacuations

Reuters reports: Tropical Storm Debby weakened as it drifted eastward over Florida on Tuesday, dumping more rain on flooded areas and sending thousands of people fleeing from rising rivers.

After stalling in the Gulf of Mexico, the storm was finally moving but was expected to take two more days to finish its wet slog across Florida.

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Debby’s deluge: Fla. highway cut; 26 inches of rain in county

Florida’s major east-west interstate was cut off Tuesday by Tropical Storm Debby flooding, while one county had already seen 26.2 inches of rain — topping the official forecast calling for up to 25 inches in a few areas by the time Debby moves out Thursday.

Flash flood warnings were issued for parts of northern Florida and southern Georgia as Debby crawled eastward at just 3 mph.

"This thing is going nowhere fast," said TODAY show meteorologist Al Roker, noting that Debby had no steering currents to guide it. "There’s nothing really to kick this thing out."

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