Several tornadoes reportedly touched down on Tuesday evening in Kansas to damage homes, uproot trees and rip down power lines, the National Weather Service (NWS) said.

Climate change is increasing the likelihood of extreme winter rain events in the Arctic.

Hundreds of thousands of people are in need of food, water and shelter after Cyclone Idai battered Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

At least 70 families in Budaka town council in Budaka District have been left homeless after heavy downpour accompanied by hailstorms ravaged their houses and gardens.

Over two dozen people were killed in a severe thunderstorm that swept through parts of southern Nepal late on Sunday and hundreds more were injured, police and officials said.

For two days before Cyclone Idai hit, a government official drove down the bumpy roads of Buzi in central Mozambique, warning people through a megaphone that a big storm was coming.

Noida authority, Uttar Pradesh pollution board directed to take necessary steps

Zimbabwe's government said Tuesday that the number of deaths related to Cyclone Idai has topped 180.

The death toll from Cyclone Idai continues to rise as southern African countries struggle to deal with the devastating aftermath of the torrential downpours.

People living in one of Mozambique's largest cities have been warned to expect the "worst-case scenario" as a major cyclone makes landfall.

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