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ICYMI: Five must-read stories of the week

Andrea Bagley
Digital Reporter

Friday, June 20, 2014, 8:53 AM - Another week has buzzed by and now it's time to dive deep and bring your attention to the most popular (and bizarre) stories that made headlines this week.

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5. Twin twisters destroy tiny town in Nebraska

Deadly storms swept through northeastern Nebraska earlier this week with incredible twin twisters touching down.

Authorities say up to three quarters of Pilger, a small town of about 350 people, was destroyed.

If you haven't seen it yet, you need to check out this jaw-dropping footage of the double twisters touching down within only a couple of kilometres of each other.

4. Angus reaction: 'Imagine half your home gone'

Clean-up and recovery continues as Angus residents pick up the pieces from Tuesday's severe storms.

An EF-2 tornado, with wind speeds up to 220 km/h, ripped through the small community about 100 km north of Toronto Tuesday evening. A state of emergency was declared and about 100 homes were damaged.

Reality sets in for the impacted residents who share their reactions to the destructive storm here.

3. Why are southern Alberta communities prone to flooding?

The rains falling across southern Alberta this week are an unwelcome reminder of the devastating floods of 2013, especially so close to the actual one-year anniversary of that tragic event.

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With states of emergency called and evacuation orders issued, officials were taking no chances this time around, but what is it about these regions that makes them so prone to flooding?

Get the in-depth analysis from Weather Network digital meteorologist Scott Sutherland right here.

2. Freak June snow storm pummels communities

It certainly doesn't feel like summer in Montana's Glacier National Park and parts of Utah and Idaho after an unusual storm moved in, dumping up to 30 cm of snow.

Now -- confused residents are shoveling their driveways just a few days before the summer solstice.

Is a late snowstorm like this completely unheard of? More details here.

1. Summer arrives Saturday!

Summer solstice officially arrives on June 21, and after the winter Canadians just endured, it’s important not to let a minute of it go to waste.

To help you get prepared, we have compiled suggestions around food, drinks, travel, apps, fashion and more, to ensure you have the best summer ever!

You might want to bookmark this one.

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