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Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthens off Texas coast, threatening rain and floods

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Tropical Storm Nicholas was strengthening off the US Gulf coast on Monday and could make landfall in Texas as a hurricane, bringing heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Forec...

UK’s ambition to stamp out neglected tropical diseases gets neglected

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A chandelier sparkling in the background, the grandeur of Downing Street gleaming behind him, Boris Johnson looks into the camera and speaks with solemnity. He is marking World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day, he says...

Death toll from Hurricane Ida rises to 26 as Tropical Storm Mindy forms in gulf

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The death toll in Louisiana from Hurricane Ida has risen to 26 with the additional 11 deaths all occurring in the city of New Orleans, officials said on Wednesday, as the region continues to grapple with the fallout f...

Tropical invaders: the Med’s warming seas put native species in hot water

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Pasquale Tuccio docked his small, blue and white wooden boat at the old pier on Linosa, one of Italy’s tiny Pelagie islands in the strait of Sicily. Inspecting his gillnet, he found a slipper lobster, some sea bream, ...

Tropical Storm Henri heads for US north-east with hurricane status likely

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Parts of the US north-east could begin to experience the effects of Tropical Storm Henri late on Saturday, as the system that is expected to become a hurricane barrels toward the region. Storm surge and the tide cou...

Tropical Storm Grace’s heavy rains pour misery on Haiti earthquake survivors

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Tropical Storm Grace has lashed southern Haiti with drenching rains, piling on misery for survivors of a powerful earthquake as flash floods and landslides further complicate relief efforts. Power was still out and c...

Tropical Storm Fred lashes Florida with heavy rain and howling winds

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Tropical Storm Fred slammed the Florida Panhandle in the north of the state on Monday afternoon, making landfall with a wet slap of heavy rain and blasting winds at 65mph. The powerful storm struck the coast at 3.15p...

Florida issues tropical storm warning for Panhandle region as Fred approaches

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Florida’s governor declared a state of emergency for the state’s Panhandle region as Tropical Storm Fred moved through the Gulf of Mexico early on Sunday and parts of the Caribbean were preparing for the impact from T...

Tropical Storm Elsa hits Florida but weakened winds limit damage

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A weakened Tropical Storm Elsa made landfall in Florida on Wednesday and dumped rain across Florida’s Gulf coast but it appears to have spared the state significant damage and widespread power outages. Elsa wobbled th...

Tropical Storm Elsa lashes Florida Keys as conditions worsen

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Conditions worsened in southern Florida on Tuesday as Tropical Storm Elsa began lashing the Florida Keys, complicating the search for survivors in the condo collapse and prompting a hurricane watch for the upper Gulf ...

Tropical Storm Elsa to make landfall in Cuba after 180,000 evacuated

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Tropical Storm Elsa was expected to make landfall in Cuba on Monday afternoon, after 180,000 people were evacuated from southern regions amid fears of heavy flooding. Elsa is expected to bring tropical storm condition...

Claudette regains tropical storm strength with 13 people dead

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Claudette regained tropical storm status on Monday morning as it neared the coast of the Carolinas less than two days after 13 people died, including eight children in a multi-vehicle crash, due to the effects of the ...

Tropical storm Claudette: life-threatening flash flooding rises across US south-east

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Forecasters warned of life-threatening flash flooding in parts of the deep south, particularly across central Alabama, as Tropical Depression Claudette traveled over coastal states early Sunday. Heavy rain led to high...

Tropical Storm Claudette brings heavy rain and floods to US Gulf coast

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A weekend that was supposed to be filled with celebrations of Juneteenth and Father’s Day has turned dreary in coastal Louisiana and Mississippi, where Tropical Storm Claudette has brought wind, heavy rain and floodin...

Strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded for April hits Pacific

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In the west Pacific, Super Typhoon Surigae became the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded in the month of April on the 17th. Surigae brought peak sustained winds of 190mph, more than two months earlier than any o...

Neglected tropical diseases are the landmines of global health

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In January the World Health Organization launched a new strategy for eradicating neglected tropical diseases, boldly setting targets to eliminate 20 of them by 2030. But what are neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)? Th...

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