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Dramatic video from the air shows the Edenville, Michigan dam breach. You can see the water pouring out of Wixom Lake. Video by Ryan Kaleto. pic.twitter.com/1Gd58W028E— Mid-Michigan NOW (@midmichigannow) May 20, 2020
10,000 people in Michigan were evacuated after 2 dams collapsed due to rain, flooding towns. One of the dams had its licensed revoked in 2018 — one of 19 rated unsatisfactory.— AJ+ (@ajplus) May 20, 2020
The governor says parts of Midland will be under 9 feet of water: "This is unlike anything we've seen." pic.twitter.com/Gbs5JZ9BQO
About 10,000 residents have been evacuated in Michigan after two dams collapsed following days of heavy rain. “If you have not evacuated the area, do so now and get somewhere safe,” said Governor Gretchen Whitmer. “This is unlike anything we’ve seen.”
BREAKING: The search for missing former WWE star wrestler Shad Gaspard is over. Officials say his body washed ashore on Venice Beach. Gaspard was swept away by strong waves while swimming with his young son. Witnesses say Gaspard told lifeguards to save his son first. #RIPShad pic.twitter.com/6xXNHS31jZ— Steve Kuzj (@SteveKuzj) May 20, 2020
Shad Gaspard, age 39, has been confirmed dead after Los Angeles officials found a body that washed ashore in Venice Beach. The former WWE star was last seen Sunday after he was swept out to sea while swimming with his son.
Brazil now has the third highest number of COVID-19 cases after overtaking the United Kingdom. The country has registered a total of more than 250,000 cases. On Tuesday, the local government also reported its highest number of deaths, 1,179 since the pandemic began.
Australia 'deeply disappointed' after China imposes 80% tariff on barley imports https://t.co/IHnhRVHleN— Lenore Taylor (@lenoretaylor) May 18, 2020
China has imposed tariffs of 80.5% on Australia’s barley imports over claims the country subsidised its farmers and sold barley into China below the cost of production. The move comes as Australia and the European Union lead calls for a World Health Organization probe into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Daily carbon emissions declined 17% between January and early April, compared to average levels in 2019, and could decline anywhere between 4.4% to 8% by the year's end, a study shows. https://t.co/r2UGWnL11j— CNN (@CNN) May 19, 2020
Mother Nature is thriving during the COVID-19 lockdown, according to a new study in the journal Nature Climate Change. The study found that daily emissions declined around 17% between January and early April when compared to 2019 levels. It also suggests that emissions will decline anywhere between 4.4% to 8% by the year's end.