In Australia, heavy storms have hit the east coast. While the rains have helped extinguish some of the devastating bushfires, they've also caused flash flooding. For residents and rescue teams, the wet weather is a mixed blessing.
El Salvador has declared a state of emergency, as the first tropical storm of the season in the Pacific Ocean made landfall. Sustained rains threaten to cause mudslides and floods in the coming days, authorities warned.
Australia's crisis management is showing effect, and the curve has been flattened — for now. Regional travel bans are slowly being lifted — a step welcomed by hotels and tour operators. But not everyone will benefit.
Scores of people died after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides, destroying homes in northern Rwanda. Authorities expect the death toll to rise.
Residents of Western Australia were facing an impending cyclone as heavy rain caused flooding across the continent. Authorities also say bad weather in New South Wales may dampen 40 fires that are still burning.
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