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.
Powerful storms swept across the southern US over the weekend, unleashing tornadoes and flooding that killed at least 8 people, including three children.
Several people were also hurt as a total of 17 tornadoes were reported across the south from Texas to Alabama on Saturday and Sunday.
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
At least 70 people have been killed and about 1,900 cities and villages have been affected by floods after exceptionally heavy rains since March 19.
The semi-official ISNA news agency said the current toll was a tally of the victims whose bodies have been transferred to coroner offices across the country, indicating the count could still rise.
Camps of displaced people in northwestern Syria have been flooded after heavy rains. Around 14 camps have been affected in Idlib, a UN official says.
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