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California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating storm

California braced for mudslides and torrential rain after devastating stormAuthorities have warned of the threat of mudslides after a damaging storm struck California, trapping people in floodwaters, triggering a debris flow which destroyed homes and forcing residents to flee communities scorched by wildfires last year. The powerful system swept in from the Pacific Ocean and unleashed rain, snow and wind across the US west coast into Wyoming and Colorado after walloping northern California and southern Oregon. The National Weather Service reported staggering rainfall amounts across California, including more than 24cm over 48 hours at one location in the San Bernardino Mountains east of Los Angeles.



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Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters Kerala

Flood rescue stepped up as more torrential rain batters KeralaRescuers in helicopters and boats fought through renewed torrential rain Saturday to reach stranded villages in India’s Kerala state as the toll from the worst monsoon floods in a century rose above 320 dead. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the crisis as “devastating” after visiting Kerala. Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan announced late Friday that the monsoon death toll had dramatically risen to 324.



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Mumbai building collapses after torrential rain

Mumbai building collapses after torrential rainAn 117-year-old condemned building collapsed in the Indian financial hub of Mumbai on Thursday after torrential rains this week, killing at least 22 people, with about 10 other people feared trapped, police and fire official said.



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Torrential rains cause severe flooding in Japan

Torrential rains cause severe flooding in JapanTroops worked to rescue hundreds of people stranded by flooding in southern Japan. Several death and nearly 20 people were still unaccounted for in flooding that wrecked homes, roads and rice terraces.



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