Italy has declared a state of emergency after flash floods on the island of Sardinia left at least 17 people dead and forced hundreds to evacuate their homes.
A rare storm has hit the Philippines' second-largest island of Mindanao, with at least 230 reported dead. Deforestation exacerbated the ferocity of the flash floods and mudslides.
Two powerful hurricanes within two weeks, and sea surface temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico have been among the highest in the world this year - coincidence? Or is global warming fueling these massive storms?
The mayor of Livorno lamented that the forecast underestimated the intensity of the storms that first struck overnight. The city only issued a code "orange" warning instead of a code "red," which might have saved lives.
At least 57 people have been killed in landslides in three hilly districts of Bangladesh following heavy rains. One district received nearly a half meter of rain in the past 48 hours.
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