US East Coast faces surging rivers, tornado damage and continuing calls for rescue as Hurricane Ida batters the region with record-breaking rain as death toll climbs to 45.
Ida rapidly intensified overnight as it moved through some of the warmest ocean water in the world in the northern Gulf of Mexico, with top winds growing by 72 kph in five hours.
The severe flooding following record rains killed at least 22 and left dozens of others missing in the southern US state of Tennessee, officials say.
The hurricane gathered more strength as it headed towards Mexico's Gulf coast, threatening to lash the oil-producing state of Veracruz and central Mexico with strong winds and heavy rains.
The death toll from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Haiti climbs to 1,941 as flooding and heavy rains interrupt efforts to search for survivors and help those left homeless or without food and water.
Turkish firefighters, locals and volunteers work at full pace to bring the blazes under control in four southern provinces, with at least eight people killed since the wildfires started on July 28.
Recent storms across parts of western Europe made rivers and reservoirs burst their banks, triggering flash floods and claiming 59 lives in Germany and killing 9 people in Belgium.
The storm heads north toward the Florida Keys, gaining slightly in intensity after leaving a trail of destruction through the Caribbean that claimed at least three lives.
Hurricane Elsa churned through the Caribbean, bringing powerful winds and threatening to pile further misery on Haiti, but it downgraded to a tropical storm.
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.
Cyclone Yaas is set to turn into a “very severe cyclonic storm” on east coast, likely to come ashore near the border between Odisha and West Bengal states early on Wednesday.
At least 91 people have been killed after Cyclone Tauktae hit the country's western coast as Navy ships continue the search for the missing people.
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