• Unseasonal storm wreaks havoc in Marshalls

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    MAJURO, Marshall Islands: Residents in the Marshall Islands capital Majuro attempted a clean up on Saturday after a powerful storm damaged houses and smashed boats while another unseasonal typhoon brewed nearby. Majuro Atoll’s normally calm lagoon was turned into a cauldron of high waves on Friday, ripping fishing vessels and yachts from their moorings and smashing them on to reefs. High winds tore roofs from houses, knocked down trees and caused a power outage affecting half the city which is home to about 25,000 people. Local officials said the severity of the storm was unusual because July is outside of the typhoon months for this north Pacific nation.

    AFP

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