Three days of heavy rain resulted in deadly flooding in Chittagong, forcing residents to find higher ground. In a 12-hour period on Tuesday, 15.75 inches of rain deluged the city.
Police and local officials say that flooding caused by monsoonal rainfall has killed more than 100 people in southeastern Bangladesh, according to the Washington Post . More people are presumed dead as many more are still missing.
Chittagong is the country's second biggest city, located on the Bay of Bengal, close to the border of Myanmar.
CNN reports that flights to and from the city were impossible for a period of time as part of a runway was flooded. Many roads and railways were unable to function due to high water.
The rain caused mudslides, burying and trapping people in their tin-roof homes.
Hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated but are still unable to reach their homes as floodwaters slowly recede.
Severe weather will return to the Plains once again early next week as a potent storm system moves into the region.
With one day remaining before Memorial Day weekend, the Sandy-battered Jersey coastline is hustling to finish last-minute preparations.
The Memorial Day weekend will begin nasty with win, rain and chill in New England and part of the mid-Atlantic.
A strengthening storm system will spread heavy rainfall across the Yangtze River Valley from Friday night through Sunday night.
"We can and must do more relative to severe weather," AccuWeather CEO Barry Myers testified on Thursday, May 23, 2013, during a hearing called Restoring U.S. Leadership in Weather Forecasting.
Around 8:47 p.m. PDT, an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.7 shook in the mountains of California, according to the USGS.
North Texas (1986)
Severe thunderstorms produced 95 mph wind gusts and widespread damage. More than 3" of rain fell in less than an hour. A 29 year old women and 6 year old daughter drowned when the underpass they were driving into was flooded out.
Brownsville, TX (1998)
Just 0.04" of rain since April.
West Coast (1982)
Heat wave: San Francisco, CA 91 degrees, (new record; previous record 79 in 1975) San Jose, CA 84 degrees Portland, OR 85 degrees (tied record)