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California

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Indiana

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Multiple tornadoes touched down in central Indiana on Wednesday, tearing the roofs off apartment buildings, sending air conditioners falling onto parked cars and cutting power to thousands of people.

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UPDATE @ 6:40 p.m.: The confirmed tornado at 6:40 p.m. was located eight miles northwest of Swayzee, or 10 miles northeast of Kokomo, heading east at 20 mph, the National Weather Service reported.

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A tornado outbreak has been reported in central and north central Indiana, with six confirmed tornado touchdowns so far.

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Louisiana

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The devastating flooding in Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Superstorm Sandy four years ago.

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Wearing khakis and hiking boots, President Obama toured a flood-damaged Baton Rouge suburb Tuesday, assessing damage from what’s being described as the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

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The number of people registering for federal disaster aid after Louisiana’s devastating flooding rose to 119,000, state officials announced Wednesday.

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Ohio

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The storm system that lashed central Indiana this afternoon and spawned tornadoes there is heading toward central Ohio, but is expected to weaken by the time it reaches here, said Kristen Cassady, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Wilmington.

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The National Weather Service has extended a tornado warning for Van Wert County until 7 p.m. Warnings for Adams and Mercer counties are expiring.

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The Mercer County Emergency Management Office told 2 NEWS they had a tornado on the ground near the Indiana state line.

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Italy

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As rescue workers searched among debris in the wake of a deadly earthquake in Italy early this morning, video from Italy’s State Forestry Corp shows one rescue worker in the rural Italian town of Capodacqua trying to calm a woman who was trapped under the rubble of her home.

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The death toll from a powerful earthquake that rattled a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday has risen to at least 159, Italian authorities say.

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