Unprecedented wildfires and droughts are wreaking havoc in South America, especially in the region between Paraguay, Parana and Uruguay rivers.
UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction accuses governments of not doing enough to prevent climate hazards and calls for better preparation for looming disasters.
At least nine people are found dead after fierce rains and howling gales lashed the border area of Italy and France. French firefighters say another 21 people are missing, eight of them known to be as a direct result of the storm.
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.
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.
Nisarga comes just two weeks after Cyclone Amphan tore through the Bay of Bengal on India’s east coast and battered West Bengal state, killing more than 100 people in India and neighbouring Bangladesh.
Bertha could unleash heavy rainfall and produce life-threatening flash flooding as it makes landfall along South Carolina coast, National Hurricane Center says.
Authorities have been struggling with the aftermath of Cyclone Amphan, while also dealing with the challenges of coronavirus outbreak.
Governor of Sheikh Othman district of Aden in southern Yemen is also among the dead from chikungunya fever which is a viral illness that is spread by the bites of infected mosquitoes.
It wasn't clear whether the combination of destroyed housing and social distancing requirements due to Covid-19 outbreak would lead to problems for tornado survivors, some of whom said they planned to stay with relatives.
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency director Greg Michel said one person killed was in Walthall County, two were killed in Lawrence County and three were killed in Jefferson Davis County.
The North African country has been battered by heavy rain and strong winds that began in the earlier hours of Thursday and continued on Friday.
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