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.
Alabama's governor said some areas of the state are seeing historic flood levels from slow-moving Hurricane Sally and more flooding is expected throughout the day.
Japan is bracing for a dangerously powerful typhoon approaching its southern regions this weekend on the heels of an earlier storm that injured dozens of people in the country and on the Korean Peninsula.
Japan’s coast guard is searching for a livestock ship carrying 42 crew members and 5,800 cows that a survivor says sunk off the coast of a southern Japanese island.
At least six people have been killed after the hurricane flooded streets, submerging or destroying buildings, and leaving more than 700,000 people without power in Louisiana and neighbouring Texas.
The storm's sustained winds weakened to 75 kph after it moved inland, where it was expected to become a tropical depression by Thursday, before heading back into the Gulf of Mexico on Friday, where it could gather strength again.
"Some wild weather has affected large parts of WA, causing widespread damage and large-scale power outages." Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on social media.
In Bangladesh, the cyclone caused about $130 million in damage to infrastructure, housing, fisheries, livestock, water resources and agriculture.
The Category 3 storm, packing sustained winds of 150 kilometres per hour and gusts of 205 kph, is expected to make landfall on the west coast near Port Hedland, on Saturday afternoon.
Gale-force winds and huge waves have smashed into seafront towns damaging many shops and restaurants, wrecking beach facilities and flooding some streets in the east of the country since Sunday.
National Disaster Management Office Director Vasiti Soko urged locals and the thousands of tourists in Fiji not to be reckless as Sarai lashed the Pacific island nation with heavy rain and destructive winds.
Two winter storms lumbering across parts of the United States disrupt travel plans of millions of Americans on the move for the Thanksgiving holiday.
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