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.
The cause of the mudslide is believed to be due to the drought conditions which have left Mt. Shasta’s glaciers exposed to the sun’s heat.
A pattern change will usher in cooler air and rain to the Northwest this week.
Autumn officially starts at 10:29 p.m. EDT on Monday, but it will not feel like autumn in some parts of the U.S.
Fung-wong will spread heavy rainfall across Eastern China, South Korea and Japan this week.
The peak of hurricane season, among other things, arrives in the fall.
A brief warmup is in store for residents of the Northeast this weekend before more fall-like conditions return.
Cleveland, OH (1998)
9.54" of rain so far this month breaks old September record of 9.30" set in September 1878.
Oklahoma City, OK (2000)
0.03" of rain ended a 54 day dry string.
New England (1961)
Hurricane Esther made a 350-mile circle south of Cape Cod from Sept. 21-25. It later passed over Cape Cod and hit Maine.