.Berlin, Germany
Some parts of western Europe received up to two months' worth of rainfall in two days. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • Heavy rains and floods lashing western Europe have killed at least 23 in Belgium
  • Luxembourg and the Netherlands were also hammered by heavy rains
  • At least 59 were killed in Germany

Alignment of rising sea levels with a lunar cycle to cause rise in floods. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • A NASA study predicts a devastating rise in flood numbers in the 2030s
  • A combination of the Moon's gravitational pull, rising sea levels and climate change to exacerbate flooding
  • Flooding events will occur every day or two in clusters and last for a month or longer

.Patna, Bihar, India
Medicines were seen floating in rainwater that entered Patna's Jai Prabha Hospital, as torrential rains hit Cyclone Yaas. (Photo Credit: Twitter-Screengrab/@ANI)

  • Medicines were seen floating in rainwater at Patna's Jai Prabha Hospital
  • Torrential rains hit Patna due to Cyclone Yaas 
  • Cyclone Yaas has diminished into a 'well-marked low-pressure' system over Bihar, said IMD

.Bhadrak, Odisha, India
.Bhadrak, Odisha, India
Rough sea in the Bay of Bengal ahead of Cyclone 'Yaas' landfall, at Digha in East Midnapore district. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The landfall process of cyclone Yaas began at around 9 am on Wednesday
  • It made landfall near Odisha's Balasore
  • Parts of Odisha and West Bengal got inundated with seawater

.Dallas, TX, USA
Each day this week could see multiple rounds of thunderstorms. (Representative Image: Unsplash)

  • North Texans can expect rains, storms and flash flooding across the region in the week ahead
  • National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch for all of Dallas-Fort Worth
  • Flooding is expected in urban, low-lying areas and those with poor drainage

.Tokyo, Japan
About 1.25 million tonnes of water has accumulated in tanks over the years at the nuclear plant. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Japan's PM Yoshihide Suga called the decision an "inevitable task"
  • It was supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency
  • Local fishing communities fear that releasing the water will cause people to not trust or eat seafood

.Piney Point, MD, USA
The breach threatens to flood nearby homes millions of gallons of contaminated water. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • Up to 300 households were put under mandatory evacuation orders
  • About 33 million gallons of water is being pumped out daily
  • Environmental groups fear that release of toxic water into ocean could trigger lethal "red tide"

.Sydney NSW, Australia
A rescue worker helped residents in Sydney cross flooded roads. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Fresh deluge worsened 'one in 100 year' Australia floods
  • Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate and over 200 schools were closed
  • The floods come just after a year of unprecedented bushfires across the same region