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Tropical Cyclone Mekunu tore across the Arabian Peninsula this week, slamming Yemen and Oman with devastating wind and rain.
Socotra, which is an island chain in the Indian Ocean and is a part of Yemen, was also devastated. The government declared Socotra a disaster zone.
More than 40 people were missing after two ships capsized and multiple vehicles were swept away, the Associated Press reported. At least three deaths have been reported.
Hundreds of people were evacuated from villages, but rescue workers couldn't access more remote parts of the main island, leaving some stranded.
The islands are known for their natural beauty and biodiversity, as well as being a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
A woman was killed after thunderstorms led to flash flooding in Albuquerque this week.
The local fire department said five other people were swept up as roads turned into rivers amid the storm. According to the Albuquerque Journal, flood control authorities said water rose to 8 feet in some places and water rushed up to 35 mph.
Days of soggy weather plagued the mid-Atlantic this week and a sinkhole opened up on the White House lawn.
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The sinkhole opened up on the White House’s North Lawn near the press briefing room. The area was roped off with orange cones and yellow caution tape.
Fog and rain plagued the Preakness in Baltimore on May 19, leading to a muddy race. The wet conditions leading up to the race swamped the fields around the track and attendees were left trekking through mud.
Fog during the race made it difficult to even see the horses.
Life-threatening heat stifled parts of India and Pakistan this week. In Pakistan, the heat wave turned deadly as at least 65 deaths in Karachi were blamed on the sweltering conditions, the AP reported.
Temperatures soared to around 43 C (110 F) in Karachi from Saturday through Wednesday.
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Despite weakening, Rumbia will continue to plague eastern China with flooding rain into early next week.
Slow-moving Bebinca will continue to bring a high risk for flooding and mudslides across southeastern Asia into Saturday.
This year’s final NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway will be threatened by rain and thunderstorms on Saturday night.
Residents of Japan are being put on alert for Typhoon Soulik to further strengthen and threaten the country next week.
Of the more than 614,000 bridges standing in the United States, many of them face the threat of damage from extreme natural events.
While the risk of flash flooding remains the greatest risk to lives and property, locally severe thunderstorms will bring the potential for falling trees and power outages to part of the northeastern United States to end the week.
A Federal court ordered the Environmental Protection Agency to ban chlorpyrifos, a pesticide linked to brain damage in kids.
Major flooding will continue to threaten lives and property along the west coast of India, including hard-hit Kerala, into this weekend before some relief arrives next week.