As sea levels rise, threatening cities from New York to Shanghai, the economic damage will increase even faster, scientists said.
Extreme floods whipped up by storms will become ever more costly for cities as ocean levels edge up
Record flooding from rain-swollen rivers has washed out hundreds of structures in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, forcing thousands to flee their homes, and 9.3 million Americans still face flood warnings.
Overflowing rivers receded in Missouri and Illinois on Friday after flooding swamped communities and forced towns to evacuate, but forecasters warned rain-swollen waterways could menace Southern states downstream.
State of Missouri residents in the US struggled through a fourth straight day of storms on Tuesday, fighting rising floodwaters that inundated homes, forced evacuations and closed highways and even part of the Mississippi River.
Heavy downpour on Friday brought death and misery to Bahrain causing long tailbacks on major highways and several neighbourhoods turning into no-go areas due to heavy flooding.
And today will continue to be cold and cloudy, with r
Rains have eased in the flood-hit south Indian city of Chennai, raising hopes that rescue efforts could pick up, after the death of 18 patients at a private hospital added to the official toll of 280 confirmed killed in the disaster.
Cyclone Chapala, a storm gathering in the Arabian Sea, is heading for Yemen and Oman and may cause floods, landslides and infrastructure damage in countries that are ill-prepared for such weather, the UN climate agency said on Friday.
Flash floods caused by torrential rain along part of the French Riviera killed at least 13 people and left several others missing, officials said Sunday.
The downpour hit the Alpes-Maritimes region on Saturday evening, with the re
Two express trains were partially swept off a flooded bridge over a river in central India overnight, killing at least 20 people and injuring 100, the government said on Wednesday.
Divers using gas cutters pulled out passengers tr
At least 75 people have died and tens of thousands have had to take refuge in state-run relief camps after heavy rains caused floods and landslides in eastern India, government officials and aid groups said on Monday.