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.
"We have recovered 12 bodies from the water and one person has been rushed to hospital with serious injuries," says Red Cross branch manager in the Bundibugyo district.
Heavy rains have killed at least 100 people in India's Uttar Pradesh and Bihar states triggering floods and forcing people to flee. With more rain predicted, weather experts say September could end as the wettest in more than a hundred years.
Acting deputy health minister Suliman Abdel Gabar said around 100 people have also been injured since June 14.
Authorities expected more rains on Tuesday as two days of downpour flooded roads and disrupted rail and air traffic in the financial capital Mumbai.
The mayor's office declared a state of emergency on Monday night. Major roads were closed, and 785 places were without power, the mayor's office said
The so-called Camp Fire virtually obliterated the city of Paradise, located 280 km northeast of San Francisco, on November 8, killing at least 84 people and destroying nearly 14,000 homes.
Among the worst hit areas were the villages of Conques-sur-Orbiel and Villardonnel, where waters rose as high as the first-floor windows of some houses.
More than 500 people have died in monsoon floods and rains across India.
Officials put the toll at 48 with 28 others presumed dead after unprecedented rain forced several million people from their homes, media reports say, with more rain set to hit some areas for at least another day.
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