New York governor Kathy Hochul declared a state of emergency as the remnants of the storm caused massive flooding in the US' financial and cultural capital, leaving the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens inundated by the deluge.
Officials say rescuers were unable to reach affected villages quickly, with approach roads cut off by overflowing rivers and landslides.
Early observations suggest the rains might have been encouraged by a low-pressure system parked over western Europe for days, at it was blocked from moving on by high pressure to the east and north.
At least three people dead as howling winds and waves the height of double-decker buses belt eastern India in the Covid-stricken country's second cyclone in as many weeks.
Australian authorities have warned of a potentially "life-threatening" situation though so far there have been no reports of deaths or serious injuries after a days-long deluge caused widespread flooding in coastal areas of New South Wales.
Hundreds of people evacuated their homes in New South Wales state after authorities warned of "life-threatening" flash floods triggered by heavy rains.
Turkey experienced its third hottest year in 2020, yet now Istanbul and a host of other cities are blanketed with snow. We asked experts to explain the science to us.
Families waded through the flooded streets of the northern Honduran city of San Pedro Sula, while cars sat almost submerged in parts of the central Guatemalan city of San Pedro Carcha, television footage and images posted on social media showed.
Hundreds of farmers who lost huge swathes of their crops to heavy rains as well as white fly and stem fly infestations around India's Madhya Pradesh state had earlier staged protests for nearly two weeks in August.
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.
Whole neighbourhoods in Jakarta were submerged last week by floodwaters that forced tens of thousands into temporary shelters.
Indonesia's Meteorological, Climatological and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said climate change had increased the risk of extreme weather and warned that heavy rainfall could last until mid-February, with Jan. 11-15 an expected peak.
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