June 2016 Current Events: Disasters & Science News
Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of June 2016.
1. FDA: Hold the Salt 2. Soldiers Killed in Texas Floods 3. Obesity Epidemic 4. CDC Announces Hundreds of Zika Diagnoses 5. Philadelphia Passes Sugary Drinks Tax 6. Heat Wave and Fires Devastate Southwest 7. Floods Devastate West Virginia
- Floods in West Virginia Kill Dozens
- Floods are sweeping through West Virginia, specifically Roane county. More than 25 people are dead and 300 troops from the West Virginia National Guard are now trying to account for everyone. The floods damage more than 500 homes. Donations and food drives are pouring in, but there is still a long way to go. Timothy Rock, West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, told ABC News "The people who have lost homes here have lost literally everything."
- Photo source: AP Photo/Steve Helber