Monsoon rains caused floods and landslides killing more than 100 in South Asia and leaving millions affected. Some areas have received nearly 16 inches of rain within the last few days.
New Orleans is flooded with most areas receiving 6-10 inches of rain. The flooding is likely only a precursor to more violent weather as tropical storm Barry gains strength off the coast.
Relentless pressure has finally caused a levee in western Arkansas to break, spilling flood waters into rural farms and towns. Authorities were able to evacuate populated areas before the flood waters came.
A massive tornado touched down near Lawrence, Kansas and continued northeast as it tore through several communities. No deaths are being reported.
Flood waters continue to rise, testing the levees on the Arkansas river in what authorities are calling the worst flood in 40 years. Two levees were already topped by water as residents from Oklahoma and Arkansas flee the heavy flooding.
An American man from Colorado and an Austrian man both died after completing the summit of Mt. Everest this week. The total number of deaths on the season continues to rise and has now reached 11.
A boat loaded with passengers attempted to cross Lake Mai-Ndombe in the Democratic Republic of the Congo when it hit bad weather. The boat sank leaving at least 30 people dead and over 200 missing.
Angola’s worst drought in more than a decade leaves more than 2 million people vulnerable to starvation. With no rain since November, some parts of Angola have little or no water to drink and no crops to harvest.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is signaling that a disaster relief bill has the president’s support and will be voted on Wednesday. The $19B disaster relief bill includes nearly $1B for Puerto Rico and no money allocated for the border wall.
A large tornado struck Jefferson City, Missouri killing at least 3 people. The tornado comes near the end of a powerful storm system that ravaged the Midwest over the last few days.
A powerful storm system moved across the U.S. causing dozens of tornadoes and severe flooding. While no deaths have been reported yet, rescue crews are still working to save those stranded by the storm.