UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction accuses governments of not doing enough to prevent climate hazards and calls for better preparation for looming disasters.
At least nine people are found dead after fierce rains and howling gales lashed the border area of Italy and France. French firefighters say another 21 people are missing, eight of them known to be as a direct result of the storm.
Turning streets to rivers, Sally was the second hurricane to hit the US Gulf Coast in less than three weeks and the latest to blow during one of the busiest hurricane seasons ever.
Disaster and Emergency Management Authority teams have been mobilised from surrounding provinces, as well as Ankara, to the area for rescue operations.
At least 84 people and nine rare rhinos have been killed in flooding in the northeastern state, officials say.
Across the country, about 3.6 million people were advised to evacuate amid the coronavirus pandemic. Residents have been urged to seek shelter with friends or relatives if possible to avoid overcrowding evacuation centres.
More than 75,000 residents in the southern prefectures of Kumamoto and Kagoshima were asked to evacuate following pounding rains overnight.
The East African nation has seen dozens of deaths caused by torrential rains in recent weeks but Wednesday night’s downpour was the worst in months, the Ministry of Emergency Management said.
The heavy rain, which accelerated in mid-April, is expected to continue in already hard-hit areas in the coming weeks, the Kenya Meteorological Department said in its most recent forecast.
Last month was the wettest February on record for the United Kingdom, with a succession of storms bringing widespread flooding to many areas.
Footage showed severe flooding in the town of Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire, with its streets submerged below the high water.
Sydney's dams have seen water levels spike dramatically though many inland areas, that are facing severe water shortages, missed out on the flows.
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