The death toll from landslides and floods in the Philippines rose to 80 on Wednesday, with scores missing and feared dead, officials said, as rescuers dug up more bodies with bare hands and backhoes in crushed villages.
Flood warnings stretched across Australia's east coast on Tuesday and tens of thousands of Sydney residents fled their homes overnight as torrential rains again pummelled the country's largest city, causing flash floods.
When floods hit southern India, it looked as though a young couple would be unable to make their wedding. But they managed to reach the temple by floating through the flooded streets in a giant metal cooking pot, Reuters reported.
The death toll in the landslides and flash floods triggered by incessant rain in Kerala state rose to 35 on Monday and a red alert has been issued for 11 dams across the state as water levels have breached the danger mark in several areas, according to India Narrative.
Climate change has made extreme rainfall events of the kind that sent lethal torrents of water hurtling through parts of Germany and Belgium last month at least 20% more likely to happen in the region, scientists said Tuesday.