Severe storms have devastated the holiday resort areas along the Riviera in southeastern France. The damage was exacerbated by over-development and the paving over of many floodplains.
Illegal construction along Delhi's Yamuna River is rampant, eliminating floodplains. This leaves the city vulnerable to floods, and is affecting its groundwater levels.
Nearly half a million people in Texas are expected to need government help after heavy flooding in Houston caused by Hurricane Harvey. President Trump has said Washington is ready to support relief efforts.
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.
After pounding the Caribbean island of Dominica, Hurricane Maria has gathered strength as it nears Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The hurricane is the second maximum-strength storm to hit the region this month.
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