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April 1 - Severe weather strikes Virginia Beach
News reports say a church was destroyed and dozens of homes damaged after a possible tornado whipped through the Virginia Beach area.

April 3 - Woman dies in Mississippi storm during 911 call
JACKSON, Miss. A Mississippi woman who desperately tried to direct rescuers to her sinking vehicle after it skidded into a rain-swollen creek Monday was among four people killed in storms across the South.

April 3 - Reports: Severe storms leave more than 40,000 without power in Georgia
One day after damaging storms pounded Texas and the Mississippi Valley, the threat for severe weather will move farther eastward across the Southeast on Monday.

April 3 - Families in flood-hit Colombian city search for children
MOCOA, Colombia Jose Albeiro Vargas last saw his grandson the night a fierce rain came and unleashed havoc on this small city surrounded by rivers and mountains in southern Colombia.

April 5 - Severe weather: At least 5 suspected tornadoes reported in Georgia, South Carolina
A storm system moving through the Southeast on Wednesday spawned at least five suspected tornadoes in Georgia and South Carolina, according to forecasters.

April 7 - Severe weather does damage in DC, tornado reportedly touches down in Virginia
CHARLOTTE Severe weather that spawned tornadoes and left damage in three Southeastern states headed up the Atlantic coast Thursday, taking the roof off two buildings in the nation's capital and leading forecasters to check a possible tornado in Virginia.

April 7 - Weekly wrap-up: Deadly severe storms slam southern US; Flooding forces entire New Zealand town to evacuate
Severe storms plagued the central and southern United States this week, spawning tornadoes, flooding and large hail.

April 11 - Florida wildfire outbreak: Governor declares a state of emergency
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency today, April 11, 2017, following the recent wildfires across the state and the high potential for increased wildfires to continue this year. 2017 is already the most active season since 2011.

April 12 - Record number of billion dollar weather disasters strikes US in early 2017
In the first three months of 2017, the United States experienced five weather and climate disasters costing over $1 billion each, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

April 13 - Tornado outbreak in the south a 'particularly unsafe situation'
Two people, a mother and a daughter, are reportedly dead after severe storms flipped their mobile home in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

April 14 - Weekly wrap-up: Over 100 wildfires char Florida; California governor declares end to 4-year drought
Torrential rain flooded parts of Texas early this week, causing numerous swift water rescues across the south-central portion of the state.

April 20 - Cholera Outbreak Kills 172
No fewer than 172 people have died from cholera outbreak across 14 counties since the initial outbreak was reported in June last year in South Sudan , the UN on Thursday said.

April 26 - Winds hinder fight against southern Arizona's Sawmill Fire
Strong winds are hurting the fight against the Sawmill Fire and crews estimate the wildfire is between 17,000 and 20,000 acres wide. It's burning 10 miles southeast of Green Valley, which is south of Tucson.

April 26 - Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week
FOLKSTON, Ga. Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers), having doubled in size since last weekend.

April 27 - Photos: Flooding and large hail pelt much of central, southern US
Severe storms swept across the central and southern U.S. on Wednesday into early Thursday morning, washing out roadways and pelting the area with hail of varying sizes.

April 28 - Weekly wrap-up: Dangerous flooding engulfs eastern North Carolina; March for Science draws thousands to rainy DC
Intense rainfall led to flooding in parts of the Carolinas this week. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said the rain was "like we haven't seen since Hurricane Matthew."

April 29 - Officers chasing injury reports after tornadoes hits Texas
CANTON, Texas At least one tornado has swept across the eastern Texas city of Canton, overturning vehicles and damaging homes.

April 30 - 9 killed by storms and flooding in South and Midwest
CANTON, Texas At least nine people have been killed by tornadoes or flooding in the South and Midwest by a storm that also dumped a rare late-season blizzard in western Kansas on Sunday.

April 30 - Pakistan: Chickenpox outbreak claims 16 lives in past 4 months in Faisalabad
Since the beginning of the year, health officials in Faisalabad, Pakistan have reported 81 chickenpox cases, including 16 deaths during the last four months, according to Pakistani media.

April 30 - Minnesota: Measles spread among Somali refugees stretches health system
WND: An outbreak of measles is sweeping through a community of Somali refugees in Minnesota and the growing number of cases may be starting to test the limits of the Hennepin County healthcare system.

April 30 - Health Alert! Cholera Outbreak Looms Across Ghana
The Ghana Health Service has issued a cholera alert, warning of a possible widespread outbreak across the country in the coming days.

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