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Must-see: Northern lights brighten the night sky in parts of U.S., Canada

Some lucky skygazers across parts of the northern United States and Canada got a chance to see the aurora borealis light up the night sky late Sunday and early Monday.

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If you missed the show, here are some stunning photos of the northern lights shared by social-media users:

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WATCH: Stunning time-lapse video shows supercell, lightning storm

A photographer captured stunning views of a long-lived supercell storm in Kansas on Friday that is wrapped in a vivid array of lightning bolts.

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Jake Thompson/LSM shot the storm outside Russell Springs in Logan County just as the sun set Friday. The mesocyclonic structure seemed to hover as large hail pummeled the area.

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Unsettled weather moved across the Central Plains of the U.S. on Friday, sparking off storms in several states.

Mom says baby overheated as United Airlines plane sat on tarmac for 2 hours

2017 is not a good year to be an airline company, especially if that company’s name is United Airlines. 

Passenger and mom Emily France said her baby became overheated recently on a delayed flight as the aircraft waited on the Denver International Airport (DIA) tarmac, reports the Denver Post. The 39-year-old said that passengers waited for more than two hours on the plane despite a heat wave in the area. France recalled “hot air coming from the vents.”

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“We just sat and sat and sat,” she said. “I hit my call button and said, ‘I think it’s getting dangerously hot back here.'”

France also said that despite requesting an ambulance, she had to wait for 30 minutes before she was allowed to leave the plane with her son, Owen.

“They couldn’t evacuate us. It was chaos. I really thought my son was going to die in my arms,” France said as she criticized the airline for not being prepared to handle her situation.

>> Man forcibly removed from flight after not voluntarily giving up seat

Owen was treated at a children’s hospital after the incident. Doctors said he suffered from the heat but thankfully remained unaffected by heat-related medical conditions.

DIA spokesman Heath Montgomery corroborated the call for an ambulance.

A representative for United emailed the following statement to the Denver Post:

"Yesterday, a child onboard flight 4644 at Denver International Airport experienced a medical issue while the aircraft was taxiing prior to takeoff. The pilot returned to the gate as our crew called for paramedics to meet the aircraft. Our thoughts are with the child and family, and we have been in contact to offer travel assistance."

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Tornado Facts and Safety

Tornado Facts

Tornadoes can range in intensity. Wind speeds are measured on the Enhanced Fujita scale, which was implemented in February of 2007:

  • EF0 = 65 – 85 mph winds
  • EF1 = 86 – 110 mph winds
  • EF2 = 111 – 135 mph winds
  • EF3 = 136 – 165 mph winds
  • EF4 = 166 – 200 mph winds
  • EF5 = Over 200 mph winds

Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita (1920-1998) developed the original Fujita Tornado Intensity Scale. The scale was changed to the “Enhanced” Fujita Scale in 2007, after more information about the destructiveness of tornadoes had been scientifically examined. The estimated wind speeds were updated, and more specific damage requirements were set. Tornadoes are now measured AFTER damage has been assessed, days after a tornado strikes.

The size of a tornado is not necessarily a measure of its intensity. Larger tornadoes can be weaker and less violent than smaller tornadoes that have more intense winds. Tornadoes in the EF0-EF2 range are much more likely to develop than stronger ones, but all tornadoes can be deadly. Following these tips could save your life.

Tornado safety tips

1. Have a plan in place:

  • Know in advance exactly what to do when a tornado nears.
  • Know where to take shelter in seconds.
  • Practice home tornado drills with your entire family.
  • Have your kids draw a picture of their home with their “safe place.”

2. The best shelter is a tornado shelter, or an interior room like a closet or bathroom on the lowest level of your home, away from glass or windows.

  • Bring pillows and blankets to cover yourselves from falling debris and wear bike helmets to protect your head.
  • Have a flashlight and a battery-operated radio to take into your shelter with you.
  • You may even turn your television volume up loud enough so that you can hear severe weather alert updates.

3. If you live in a mobile home:

  • Get out!
  • Find the nearest shelter, like a neighbor’s house.
  • If no other shelter is available, it is safer to lie down, as low as you can, such as in a ditch, outside, covering your head with your hands.
  • Even if your mobile home is tied down it is not a safe place during a tornado.

4. If you’re in your car:

  • Get out!
  • Find shelter in a sturdy building. If you don’t see one, find a ditch away from trees and other cars.
  • Lie down in the ditch with your hands covering your head.
  • If there’s no ditch, find an open area of land away from trees and cars. Lie flat on the ground and cover your head with your hands.

Tornado flattens buildings near Birmingham, Alabama

A tornado damaged several businesses outside Birmingham, Alabama, onTuesday.

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Meteorologist Jason Holmes said buildings, including a liquor store and a fast-food restaurant, in the suburban community of Fairfield, west of the city, were reported damaged.

Holmes also told The Associated Press that trees were down and buildings were reported damaged along the Interstate 20 corridor on the southwestern outskirts of Birmingham.

Photographs on social media showed what appeared to be a funnel cloud in the air in the Birmingham area.

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30 minutes of hail costs Texas a whopping $480 million

What’s a little hail?

If you’re asking Texas, almost $500 million in damages

Last week, grapefruit-sized hail fell in Odessa for about 30 minutes, the Houston Chronicle reports. But what’s especially newsworthy about the occurrence is that the half-hour managed to cause $480 million in damages, according to an estimate made by the Insurance Council of Texas.

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Thousands of homes and some 35,000 vehicles are thought to have been damaged during the storm. 

According to one Insurance Council of Texas official, a hailstorm hasn’t caused as much damage in the area in 20 or 30 years. 

One car dealership reported that all of its 700 vehicles were hit in the storm, totaling an estimated $10 million worth of damage. 

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NASA finds evidence of 10 new Earth-size planets that could have life

NASA unveiled its most comprehensive findings from its Kepler space telescope mission Monday, including the discovery of 219 new exoplanets, 10 of which are similar in size to Earth and could potentially have life.

The results are part of the final catalog of data released from Kepler’s first four years in space (2009-2013) and boosts the total of exoplanets in the galaxy to 4,034.

The 10 rocky, Earth-size planets orbit “in their star's habitable zone,” (the so-called “Goldilocks zone”) meaning they could potentially support liquid water, Kepler scientist Mario Perez said at a news conference Monday in Silicon Valley, California.

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The presence of liquid water is considered a key ingredient to the existence of life.

“Many of the new planet candidates are likely to have small rocky cores enveloped by a thick atmosphere of hydrogen and helium, and some are thought to be ocean worlds,” NASA shared in its Tumblr blog.

The Kepler data set is the only set containing a catalog of these near Earth-sized planets with roughly the same orbit, according to Perez.

>> RELATED: Amazing NASA photos through the years 

“Are we alone? Maybe Kepler today has told us indirectly, although we need confirmation, that we are probably not alone,” Perez said.

Only three planets in our solar system are within the habitable zone of the sun: Mars, Venus and Earth. “I would only want to live on one of those," Kepler research scientist Susan Thompson told CNN.

Kepler’s latest findings only account for a tiny part of the galaxy (a patch of sky in the Cygnus constellation) and before it launched, scientists expected the frequency of Earth-like planets to be about 1 percent of the stars, Alan Boss, astronomer at the Carnegie Institution, told ABC News.

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But according to Kepler scientists, the number is closer to 60 percent.

As Kepler’s first mission comes to a close in 2018, scientists are calling its finality a new beginning.

“It’s amazing the things that Kepler has found,” Thompson said in a press conference. “It has shown us these terrestrial worlds, and we still have all this work to do to really understand how common Earths are in the galaxy.”

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WATCH: Sinkhole swallows car after heavy rain in Florida

Florida's Ocala Fire Department responded to a sinkhole that swallowed a car in a shopping center parking lot after heavy rain, firefighters said. 

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The sinkhole opened up after 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Gaitway Plaza on Southwest College Road.

The sinkhole is about 20 feet by 20 feet and just as deep, firefighters said. 

Seth Wing saw the driver of the car get out of her vehicle once the sinkhole opened. 

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"She just walked out of the car; she was shaking," he said. 

The Gaitway Plaza also was evacuated due to a gas leak. 

"We could smell this intense smell of gas, you know natural gas coming out of the ground and they kind of evacuated the whole sidewalk," said Ronny Pagano, who was at the shopping center at the time. 

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Firefighters were able to secure the gas line. No injuries have been reported.

Ocala firefighters also responded to several flooded vehicles in the parking lot of the Shady Oaks Shopping Center across the street.

State Road 200 was briefly closed due to flash flooding. 

Florida mall closes as flooding submerges cars in parking lot

Torrential downpours that soaked most of South Florida have closed one of the largest outlet malls in the United States. 

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The Sawgrass Mills Mall in Sunrise, Florida, announced that it would be closed Wednesday, CBS Miami reported

Several cars that tried to plow through the puddles on Tuesday whose drivers anticipated shopping delights ended up getting trapped.

“My car is stuck underwater,” one woman who parked there on Tuesday told Local 10.

Dozens of other cars were also trapped in pools of puddles in the parking lot, CBS Miami said. 

>> Related: PHOTOS: Flooding at Sawgrass Mills Mall 

“Nobody can see anything, even the security guard. He didn’t even realize it, that’s why he put caution tape around it,” mall-goer Michael Reidout told CBS Miami.

Operated by Simon Property Group, Sawgrass Mills Mall, at 2.4 million square feet, is the 10th largest mall in the United States. 

The mall will post updates on its Facebook page and shopping line at 954-846-2350.

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