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The county was hit by torrential rain from between 8pm-10pm and lightning is understood to have struck several buildings, including a house in Basildon, one in Braintree and a conservatory in the Maldon area.
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A provincewide heat wave in British Columbia was expected to hit record highs in the coming days, heightening concerns about wildfires.
A wildfire burning grass, brush and scattered timber in central Washington has grown by about 2 square miles, but officials reported good progress in protecting homes in the area.
Thunderstorms threaten to whip up winds and douse waterlogged parts of Manitoba with rain, but the province says dikes are holding and that the Assiniboine River has reached its crest in Brandon.
As the temperature rises outside, it can be a challenge to keep your cool. Not only can hot weather make you feel uncomfortable, it can cause heat related conditions, such as dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Officials say it's too early to offer a sweeping estimate of the flood's financial cost.
Is it back? A version of what some are calling the polar vortex, last winter's favorite whipping boy, will make a rare summer cameo in the central U.S. next week.
B.C. forest firefighters head into the weekend with two major fires in the Interior of the province and fire risk increasing with a spell of hot weather expected.
Several hundred firefighters worked Friday to contain a fire that has burned grass and brush across nearly 30 square miles in central Washington.
It is not, however, the second coming of a polar vortex, something the National Weather Service says it regrets tweeting earlier this week.
A cool mass of air is heading toward the United States from the upper regions of Canada and Alaska this week, according to the National Weather Service.
Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.
Two people are in critical condition, but their injuries are not considered life-threatening, according to Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital spokesman Dale Gauding.
This undated file photo provided by the Blake family shows Logan Blake, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Every summer, residents along the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean coasts brace themselves for the hurricane season.
Japan's government has approved a reinterpretation of the war-renouncing constitution to allow greater use of military force to defend other countries.
Updated: Sun Jul 13, 2014 05:39 am
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