(AP) – The powerful late winter storm that blasted Colorado with snow and hurricane-force winds is now threatening the center of the country with heavy rains, flooding, and tornadoes.
More than 100-million people are under some sort of watch, warning, or advisory. Everyone in a tiny Hornick, Iowa had to evacuate Thursday after a levee broke because of heavy rains. Drenching rains are causing major flooding and damaging roads and bridges in Iowa, Nebraska, and Missouri. Tornado watches are out in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
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(Cambridge, MA) – Deaths related to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico could be higher than first thought. Officially, the death toll is at 64, but that could be closer to five-thousand if a new Harvard University study is to be believed.
A survey of more than three-thousand households indicates as many as 46-hundred-45 more deaths happened than would have under normal conditions. Researchers say a third of the deaths can be attributed to delayed or interrupted healthcare.
The survey covered from the time the storm made landfall on September 20th to December 31st. The study was published in the “New England Journal of Medicine” today.