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Variety of Hazards in the West; Tropical Cyclone Karen

A variety of hazards are expected in the West... Heavy rain, strong storms and flooding is expected to persist in Arizona and spread into southern New Mexico and west Texas, while a combination of red flag warnings and heat advisories are likely in portions of California. Meanwhile, Karen is expected to usher heavy rainfall, flash floods and mudslides to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read More >

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