People in south-east Texas are gearing up for a potential monster storm that's due to make landfall soon. Weather forecasters are warning their audiences of "life-threatening" and "devastating" flooding.
The devastating effects of climate change are becoming apparent — and the world has begun taking action. But the frequency of extreme weather events has shown we are starting to run out of time.
Tropical storms develop above the sea, need a certain water temperature and a low pressure area. For a natural disaster as devastating as Hurricane Harvey to occur, certain ingredients must come together.
Hurricane Nate has weakened to a tropical storm as it moves inland after hitting the US Gulf Coast. Nate left at least 30 people dead and displaced thousands more as it swept through Central America.
Houston's emergency services are only responding to life-and-death calls and the storm is just half-way through its course over Texas. Ahead of the storm, residents were left unsure of whether to evacuate or not.
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