Throughout April and May, U.S. farmers faced floods, tornadoes, downpours and droughts — all of which made planting difficult. Now in June, intense heat has been sweeping over much of the country.The harsh weather likely will reduce the fall's harvest, according to a new report from the U.S.
On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers intentionally breached the Birds Point Levee in southeast Missouri. The goal was to relieve rising flood waters in parts of southern Illinois. The breach has already lowered water levels in some parts.
The Army Corps of Engineers is waiting to decide if it will intentionally break a levee to help relieve flooding problems in a Southern Illinois town. But farmers in Missouri are objecting to the plan.Flooding in Cairo, Illinois is so bad, more than 100 people have been evacuated.
Another winter storm is expected to dump more rain and snow on Chicago tonight.Paul Merzlock is with the National Weather Service in Chicago. He says a winter weather advisory is in effect for Cook and DuPage Counties.
More than six million people in Pakistan now face the start of winter without adequate shelter because their homes were destroyed in August's devastating floods.Many Pakistanis are increasingly angry and accuse the government of failing to help them.
In Pakistan, skin disease has developed into one of the top three medical conditions experienced by those affected by August's massive floods.Dr. Aisha Sethi is a professor of dermatology at the University of Chicago Medical Center.