After briefly becoming a Category 1 hurricane, the system weakened to a tropical storm as it made landfall near Intracoastal City, about 257km (160 miles) west of New Orleans, the National Hurricane Center said.
About 900 mm of rain has fallen on the southernmost main island of Kyushu since late June, with heavy rain forecast to continue into Thursday.
Russia's Emergency Ministry's regional branch initially said that 17 people were missing, but later announced that four of them were found and rescued. The search for the remaining 13 is ongoing.
Tamil Nadu's State Rural Development Minister says the drought follows a 62 percent shortfall in monsoon rains last year compared to 2017.
Rainfall was expected to intensify through Thursday in the Guangxi region, the weather bureau said, according to Xinhua.
After several quiet years, tornadoes have erupted in the US over the last two weeks as a volatile mix of warm, moist air from the southeast and persistent cold from the Rockies clashed and stalled over the Midwest.
The National Weather Service said several people have been injured or are trapped in their homes.
Meteorologists warn of total destruction of thatched houses, the uprooting of power and communication poles, the "flooding of escape routes" and damage to crops in some areas, as the storm lashed coastal areas of Bangladesh and eastern India.
Indian weather service says cyclone Fani is expected to make landfall on Friday afternoon in Odisha state and barrel northeastwards on a pathway close to the homes of more than 100 million people.
At least 38 people died after Cyclone Kenneth hit Mozambique, according to the country's disaster management institute.
Cyclone Kenneth packed the power of a Category 4 hurricane as it approached Mozambique, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center said. The government said it evacuated around 30,000 people before the storm.
Multiple dwellings and houses collapsed in the mudslides triggered by days of rains, said KwaZulu-Natal Emergency Medical Services spokesman Robert McKenzie.
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