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Dangerous arctic chill sweeps over U.S. Midwest

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Temperatures in almost a dozen states are forecast to be the coldest in a generation, if not on record. The cause is a swirl of arctic air that broke away from the polar vortex that usually encircles the North Pole.

ARCTIC CHILL. A crew clears snow outside of US Bank Stadium on January 29, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.Photo by Stephen Maturen/AFP

Scores of flights canceled as winter storm pummels U.S. Midwest

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:32 AM

The Great Lakes region is expected to see additional snowfall over the weekend

WINTER STORM. Chicago residents dig out after more than 7 inches of snow fell on the city on February 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Soldiers hit streets as US floods death toll mounts

Jan 02, 2016 - 8:11 AM

Missouri and Illinois have been particularly hard hit from the record breaking and relentless deluge in the past week

FLOODED. Highway signs mark the closing of Tenbrook Road in Arnold, Missouri, USA, 31 December 2015. Water from the nearby Meramec River flooded homes and closed roads across the region. Historic rainfall across the American Midwest has pushed the Meramec and other rivers in Missouri to record levels. EPA/SID HASTINGS

Pinoys in US Midwest prepare for 'Sandy'

Nov 01, 2012 - 12:51 PM

The Filipino community in the area is advised to stay indoors and avoid coastal areas in the Great Lakes

BAYANIHAN. The home of a Filipino family, one of a few that still has electricity in storm-ravaged Jersey City in New Jersey, serves as a charging station for the mobile devices of other Filipinos in the area. Photo courtesy of Philippine Consulate General New York)