Unusually heavy rain has caused flooding that has killed dozens of people since the start of the year. It's supposed to be Thailand's dry season, and the floods have taken the country by surprise. DW's Bastian Hartig reports from the hard hit south.
Destructive floods and landslides have killed at least 54 people in northern and central Vietnam in one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit in years. With another tropical storm on the way, more rain is expected.
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.
Hurricane Maria has developed into a Category 3 storm as the Caribbean's Leeward Islands prepare for impact. It is expected to bring dangerous winds, rain and storm surges to other, already damaged islands.
Ireland has braced itself for the storm's powerful impact. The hurricane skirted the Azores as it continued on its northeasterly Atlantic course, packing 185 kph winds and threatening torrential rain and floods.
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