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Torrential Rains Trigger Flash Floods in California’s Death Valley

HeadlineAug 08, 2022

In climate news, California’s Death Valley National Park received a year’s worth of rainfall within just three hours last Friday, triggering flash floods that left about a thousand people temporarily stranded. A study by the U.N.’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change found such monsoon rain events are becoming more intense as a result of the climate crisis.

Meanwhile, Iran has just recorded its hottest-ever temperature in the month of August. On Friday, the southwestern city of Ahvaz hit 53 degrees Celsius — or nearly 130 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat index was a staggering 142 degrees.

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