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Torrential Rains Trigger Deadly Floods in Northern China; U.S. Heat Wave Enters Third Month

HeadlineAug 01, 2023

In northern China, at least 11 people are dead and more than two dozen missing, after the remnants of last week’s Super Typhoon Doksuri flooded Beijing for the fourth consecutive day. It’s one of the worst storms to hit China’s capital region in over a decade. Another major storm, Typhoon Khanun, is bearing down on the Japanese island of Okinawa and could turn toward mainland China later in the week.

Here in the U.S., a wildfire that erupted Friday in the Mojave Desert has exploded in size, consuming more than 77,000 acres in California and Nevada. It’s among dozens of wildfires burning across the United States. Elsewhere, a summer heat wave in the southern U.S. enters its third month today, with record temperatures forecast for cities in Texas and the Gulf Coast. In Arizona, Phoenix recorded a high temperature of 108 degrees Monday, ending a record-breaking string of 31 consecutive days with highs above 110 degrees.

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