Japan has seen more than its share of inclement weather in the last month or so, from heat waves to landslides.  Now Tokyo is facing its latest disaster, a flooded subway system.  Due to freak, relentless rains, the likes of which have never been seen before, officials were forced to ground flights as well.  Tokyo could see more landslides, and because of the record rains, has even seen its first case of dengue fever in over 70 years.  Dengue fever is a hemorrhagic virus spread by mosquitos.  Tokyo may see flooding and landslides from the massive storm.  Meanwhile in Spain, a 20 minute hail storm caused severe flash flooding.  While no injuries or deaths were reported, several cars were swept away.

In California, an out of control wild fire has prompted 1,000 residents to evacuate, some never to return home.  Firefighters there are trying to deal with a 2.5 sq. mi (4 sq. km) blaze.  They are also dealing with a heat wave, which is making things difficult for firefighters.  Currently, there are 50 fires burning in the state.  In Washington, the fire season is six times worse than normal.

Japan has seen more than its share of inclement weather in the last month or so, from heat waves to landslides.  Now Tokyo is facing its latest disaster, a flooded subway system.  Due to freak, relentless rains, the likes of which have never been seen before, officials were forced to ground flights as well.  Tokyo could see more landslides, and because of the record rains, has even seen its first case of dengue fever in over 70 years.  Dengue fever is a hemorrhagic virus spread by mosquitos.  Tokyo may see flooding and landslides from the massive storm.  Meanwhile in Spain, a 20 minute hail storm caused severe flash flooding.  While no injuries or deaths were reported, several cars were swept away.

In California, an out of control wild fire has prompted 1,000 residents to evacuate, some never to return home.  Firefighters there are trying to deal with a 2.5 sq. mi (4 sq. km) blaze.  They are also dealing with a heat wave, which is making things difficult for firefighters.  Currently, there are 50 fires burning in the state.  In Washington, the fire season is six times worse than normal.

In Calgary, crews are beginning to deal with the downed trees, such as the one shown below, and weather has returned to what is expected seasonally.  The situation is worse for India and Pakistan, however.  The death toll there has risen to nearly 500, with thousands homeless.

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In Calgary, crews are beginning to deal with the downed trees, such as the one shown below, and weather has returned to what is expected seasonally.  The situation is worse for India and Pakistan, however.  The death toll there has risen to nearly 500, with thousands homeless.

 

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