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January 2017 Current Events: Disasters & Science News

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Here's a slideshow depicting the major science and disaster news events of January 2017.

Severe Weather in South Kills Six
Image of tornado destruction in Mississippi
On Jan. 2, 2017, severe weather in the southern part of the country spawns tornadoes that kill six. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there are at least 31 twisters that hit Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia, wreaking major destruction. This one-day total is more than the nationwide total for the whole month of Jan. 2016.
Photo source: Ryan Moore/WDAM-TV via AP
2017 Current Events