Tuesday, July 13, 2004

The Real News Update

Most of the U.S. sweltering with temperatures in the 90s. Violent storms continue in many parts of the country. Torrential rains in New Jersey and Pennsylvania cause floods---13 inches of rain fell in Philadelphia in one day. Tornadoes touched down in Maryland and in Illinois. Dangerous storms moving across the Midwest into the lower Great Lakes and Ohio Valley, where they are expected to merge Tuesday evening.

Giant forest fires in Alaska and California. A huge dust storm in Phoenix. Scientists in the U.S. and Canada report that due to drought in both countries, the duck population has fallen by 11% in one year.

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