Storms and Floods

Hurricane Sandy hits the US East Coast, leaving more than 7 million people without power, flooding New York subways, at least three New Jersey towns. At least 18 people dead. Half of Manhattan underwater. A record 4 metre storm surge was threatening southern Manhattan. Cars are floating down streets, subway stations and tunnels are filling with water. President Obama signs a declaration of emergency for New York and New Jersey. New York Stock Exchange closes for a second straight day. Fire in Queens destroys 50 homes. Huge devastation in Atlantic City.

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Heavy rains flood Argentina’s capital. Nearly 5 inches (130 millimeters) of rain fell in just a few hours Monday morning, causing power outages, flooding subways and train lines and turning streets into rivers.

Argentina

Tropical Storm Son-Tinh was moving northeast along the northern Vietnamese coast on Monday after tearing the roofs off hundreds of houses and breaching flood defenses overnight and killing at least 30 people.

Tropical Cyclone Nilam hits Sri Lanka and South India.

A tornado tore through Somerset, Bermuda yesterday morning, damaging buildings and vehicles in a flurry of destruction before drifting off shore.

Snow and gales hit France and Switzerland over the weekend. Four people die with 2 still missing.

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