After days of excessive rainfall, a landslide in western China claimed the lives of at least 31 people, while more remain missing, according to the Washington Post.
The number of those missing has climbed above 150 attributed to the flooding and landslides according to the Associated Press.
This is the same area of western China that was hit hard by a devastating earthquake in 2008.
The landslide in Dujiangyan, in the foothills of the Himalayas, was likely brought on by the excessive rain in this region of China in the past few days. Torrential downpours led to flooding in many areas across the city.
In nearby Wenjiang, over a foot of rain (30 centimeters) has fallen since Monday!
Unfortunately, periods of heavy downpours are still likely into the weekend. Additional rainfall will only exacerbate the flooding and recovery efforts.
Meteorologist Eric Leister contributed to this story.
A new tropical threat may loom for the Caribbean and North America in the not-too-distant future, while eight more weeks remain in the Atlantic hurricane season.
The greatest danger of flooding across the central United States will unfold in western Texas, where downpours will be most persistent into Monday.
Fall air has finally arrived in the northeastern United States and may yield the first frost of the season in parts of the region this weekend.
Typhoon Megi will continue to strengthen before threatening lives and property across Taiwan and eastern China this week.
The first windstorm of the season could blast the northern United Kingdom around Tuesday of this coming week as Karl arrives.
Hot, dry and windy weather into Monday will lead to an increased risk of wildfires across Southern California.
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