Torrential rains and floods have left at least four people dead in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. In some areas, it's the worst flooding in two decades.
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.
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.
Months of flooding in six Indian states have caused huge economic losses and heaped misery on the millions of people. Now, the country's preparedness for natural disasters is being questioned. Murali Krishnan reports.
Weakened but not finished, Harvey is dumping even more rain onto the state of Louisiana. Back in Texas, rescue work continues and residents have been evacuated as a heavily flooded chemical plant threatens to explode.
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