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Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico and other parts of the Caribbean this week.
Dominica took a direct hit from Maria on Monday night shortly after it strengthened into a Category 5 hurricane. At least two dozen people were killed.
Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit had to be rescued after the ferocious winds tore the roof off his residence. He said in a Facebook post that winds had blown the roof off of the house of nearly every person he had spoken to. At least 90 percent of buildings across the island were destroyed, WIC News reported.
Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico early Wednesday morning as a Category 4 hurricane - the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in Puerto Rico since the San Ciprian hurricane in 1932.
In addition to devastating flooding, the storm cut power to 100 percent of the island. Power may not be restored for months, some officials fear.
Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced a 12-hour curfew from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. effective until Saturday.
“The damage is very extensive,” he told CNN. “It is nothing short of a major disaster.”
Maria impacted Hispaniola Thursday and early Friday morning with torrential rain, powerful winds and rough surf. One person reportedly died in a landslide in the Dominican Republic.
Photos: Jose inundates beaches from North Carolina to Massachusetts with coastal flooding
Photos: Hurricane Maria cuts electricity to 100 percent of Puerto Rico as roads transform into rivers
2017 Atlantic hurricane season is far from over; US remains at risk for additional strikes
While Hurricane Jose didn't make a United States landfall, it unleashed coastal flooding, beach erosion, gusty winds and rain over the mid-Atlantic and New England coasts.
A powerful earthquake hit near Mexico City this week, killing more than 240 and causing extensive damage.
The magnitude-7.1 earthquake hit about 76 miles (123 km) southeast of Mexico City and was felt across the country.
Several buildings completely collapsed, including a school. Twenty-one children and four adults were killed when the Enrique Rebsamen school on the city's south side collapsed.
More than a month's worth of rain fell across parts of Mumbai in just 24 hours from Tuesday into Wednesday.
Almost 12 inches of rain (303.7 mm) fell in the city from Tuesday to Wednesday, the second highest 24-hour September rainfall total on record.
Another 2.5 inches (63 mm) fell from Wednesday to Thursday.
Flooding resulted in travel chaos as roads were under water and trains and flights were delayed or canceled. On Wednesday, residents were forced to wade through knee-deep water to reach their place for work and business, according to the Hindustan Times.
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A North Carolina animal rescuer Tammie Hedges is facing criminal charges for allegedly practicing veterinary medicine without a license while sheltering more than two dozen pets during the devastation of Hurricane Florence.
Parts of northeast India, including New Delhi and the National Capital region, endured heavy rainfall and localized flooding as former Cyclone Daye tracked across the region from Sunday into Monday.
While the weather has largely been sunny, warm and humid across flood-ravaged portions of North and South Carolina, an incoming round of tropical downpours could exacerbate flooding and delay cleanup efforts.
Flooding can be one of the most difficult natural disasters to recover from because the risks don’t dissipate when conditions dry up and cleanup begins.
The latest tropical cyclone in the West Pacific rapidly strengthened over the weekend and became Super Typhoon Trami on Monday.
President Donald Trump visited hurricane-affected North and South Carolina on Sept. 19 to survey the damage from Florence’s deadly winds, heavy rainfall and flooding.
Following a brief lull in tropical weather across the Atlantic Basin, several areas of interest have developed this weekend, including the season's newest named storms.