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US weather loses the plot with tornadoes, blizzards, floods

Residents surveyed the destruction from deadly tornadoes in North Texas as the same storm system brought winter woes to the Midwest on Monday, amplifying flooding that's blamed for more than a dozen deaths and prompting hundreds of flight cancellations.
Residents surveyed the destruction from deadly tornadoes in North Texas as the same storm system brought winter woes to the Midwest on Monday, amplifying flooding that's blamed for more than a dozen deaths and prompting hundreds of flight cancellations. G.J. McCarthy - The Dallas Morning News via AP

THE weather in much of the US has gone crazy, producing a record series of tornadoes, heavy floods and the warmest Christmas on record in many states, followed up by blizzards.

Tornadoes have struck for seven days in a row and together with heavy flooding have killed at least 43 people in the Christmas period.

A freezing storm dubbed Goliath has brought blizzards in the south-west and was moving north-east yesterday.

More than 20 states were under a weather watch or warning.

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