Tag: catastrophes

Rare tornadoes hit Long Island, Connecticut, Rhode Island

Three tornadoes ripped through parts of Long Island over the weekend, toppling trees, downing power lines and even ripping the roof off a building in Nassau County, the National Weather Service said Sunday. The first EF-0 twister carried winds of 65 to 85 mph when it touched down in Woodmere shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday, then swept […]

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In the U.S., nearly 15% of families went hungry last year

Add this to the list of woes faced by Americans during the pandemic: A growing number of families went hungry, according to a new government report. The findings, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service, showed that 14.8% of households with children experienced food insecurity in 2020. That’s up from 13.6% in 2019, […]

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