violent storm


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Down in the valley, the sudden and violent storm made the roads too dangerous, leading governing body ASO to stop the race. NBC News, "Hailstorm blasts Tour de France course, forces rare stage stoppage," 26 July 2019 When a violent storm lashes the tiny Andaman Islands in the Bay of Bengal, Copper Randal barely manages a safe return to Government House. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Picking a “destination novel” is the secret to great summer reading," 4 July 2019 The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring’s widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy. Grant Schulte, The Denver Post, "Strong job market hampers FEMA hiring in flood-hit states," 9 June 2019 On June 9, the day a sudden, violent storm blew through Dallas, Clyde posted a video to Facebook in which he is illuminated by candlelight. Dallas News, "What we know about Brian Clyde, the gunman who opened fire at the federal courthouse in downtown Dallas," 17 June 2019 Norway's Scandinavian neighbours Sweden started their campaign with a 2-0 win over Chile in Rennes on Tuesday in a match that was held up by a violent storm. Guy Jackson And Andy Scott,, "USWNT face backlash over goal celebrations in record World Cup victory," 12 June 2019 Lake Erie is a graveyard for hundreds of vessels taken down by violent storms that can whip up in a hurry. Fox News, "Mysterious shipwreck reveals its secrets: Wreck may be Lake Erie’s oldest," 15 Oct. 2018 The violent storm upended trees, brought down powerlines and sent water from crashing waves spilling onto roads, reports CBS News' Manuel Bojorquez. CBS News, "As Alberto drenches the Gulf Coast, inland flooding is now the focus," 29 May 2018 Monday night’s vigorous and sometimes violent storms probably did not quite meet the criteria of a derecho, which is a fast-moving, destructive wind storm that leaves behind widespread damage. Jeff Halverson, Washington Post, "Monday’s nasty line of storms wasn’t quite a derecho, but was impressive by many measures," 15 May 2018

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circa 1881, in the meaning defined above

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