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UN Official: Weather Disasters Occurring More Frequently

A U.N. official said Tuesday that countries are better prepared today for the kinds of huge storms that typically used to happen every 100 years, but those freak environmental events are now occurring more like every 20 years. The top official on natural disasters at the United Nations, Margareta Wahlstrom, told The New York Times, “Everywhere, things are going on that didn’t go on 10 years ago.” Every country, she said, needs to be taking precautions. Her comments came nearly 10 years...

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