The first major El Nino storm of the season has hit the west coast of the United States, dumping heavy rains on California. Flooding and mudslides were reported in southern parts of the state.
Rescue crews are searching for missing people a day after a mudslide in California devastated a coastal community northwest of Los Angeles. At least 17 people have been confirmed killed.
Scientists say millions more are at risk of flooding over the decades to come based on climate change already in the pipeline. In order to survive, the time to adapt is now.
Swimming on Thailand's popular island of Koh Samui has been banned due to heavy rains and strong winds. All small boats are banned from sailing until Saturday.
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.
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