This week brought several big headlines in extreme weather news:
- Hundreds of residents were evacuated from Northern Iowa after severe floodwaters threatened their homes.
- The Southwest was hit with a massive heat wave, with temperatures reaching up to 120 degrees. Thermometers were expected to top 130 degrees in Death Valley.
- New Jersey may have been hit with a tsunami after the East Coast was smacked with a large storm system on June 13, researchers discovered.
- Forecasters said Alaska's widespread heat wave earlier this month was caused by an undulating jet stream.
Check out photos of the week's extreme weather from around the world:
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Extreme Weather 6/30/2013