Parts of the Philippines have been ravaged by extreme weather and natural disasters during the past six months.
A deadly earthquake killed more than 100 people in October while damaging some of the oldest buildings in the country.
Super Typhoon Haiyan, one of the strongest storms on record at landfall, battered much of the central and southern Philippines while leaving entire towns destroyed and killing more than 6,000 people.
In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 photo, rescuers from the Comval Emergency Response Team continue their rescue operation following the flooding in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)
Parts of the central and southern Philippines, particularly eastern Mindanao, have suffered through rounds of torrential rainfall during the month of January that have affected nearly 900,000 people, according to Philippine Government.
More than 260,000 people have been displaced from their homes by the flooding during the same period, while at least 45 have been killed by flooding or mudslides.
Some of the hardest hit areas, including Hinatuan and Surigao, have received more than 4 feet (1,220 mm) of rain since Jan. 1, with rainfall occurring each day so far this year.
For comparison, Hinatuan's 52.91 inches (1,344 mm) of rainfall through Jan. 22 is more than the normal yearly precipitation in New York City, which is 49.94 inches (1,269 mm).
In this Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, photo, a house is half submerged in floodwaters in the southern Philippines. (AP Photo/A. Dayao)
While the southern Philippines have experienced a deluge of rain, Manila in the northern Philippines has recorded no measurable rainfall this month, as of Jan. 21.
No relief over the next several days for the southern Philippines as moisture from former Tropical Storm Lingling, combined with the local monsoon, will lead to more heavy rainfall.
The hardest hit areas can have an additional 2-4 inches (50-100 mm) through Friday, however most will receive less than 2 inches (50 mm) during this stretch.
Travel hazards, delays and disruptions associated with rain, ice and snow will continue over the Central states through the balance of the Thanksgiving weekend.
The current reprieve from heavy rain across southern India will not last long with the threat for flooding downpours set to return for the final days of November.
Sandra is weakening and no longer a major hurricane but remains on track to make landfall in western Mexico with flooding rainfall on Saturday.
Heavy thunderstorms will continue to shift northward across central South America with the greatest threat for flooding focusing on northeastern Argentina and eastern Paraguay into Saturday morning.
Several days of heavy rain will bring the potential for significant flooding from the southern Plains to the middle Mississippi Valley into early next week.
Snow and ice storms have taken aim at the Central U.S. this week, while record-setting Sandra strengthened into a major hurricane south of Mexico.
New England Coast (1898)
Famous "Portland" storm formed off Cape Cod with loss of 200 lives. Many others were lost to the raging sea in 50 small vessels. A total of 27 inches of snow in New London, CT; 15 inches at Waterbury, CT. Peak wind was 72 mph in Boston. Boston received more than a foot of snow.
Second heavy snowfall in three days hits the region with 12 inches on the ground in NJ; 14 inches in NY; greatest November snow in New England since 1898.
Nation devastated by terrible floods -- 400 people killed.