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Dozens die as storms wreak havoc over weekend

Typhoon Mangkhut crosses borders in Southeast Asia as Florence still threatens US with biblical floods


Dozens have died over the weekend due to extreme weather phenomena, with a typhoon wreaking havoc in the southeast and a tropical depression still threatening with unimaginable flooding on the other side of the Atlantic.

Deadly storm Florence in North Carolina on Sunday damaged tens of thousands of homes with the death toll rising to at least 17.

According to Reuters, the tropical depression that began as a hurricane dumped up to 100 cm of rain on parts of North Carolina since Thursday and continued to produce widespread heavy rain over much of North Carolina and eastern South Carolina.

But a much stronger storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, brought much destruction across Southeast Asia over the weekend along its path.

After landing on Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines and wreaking havoc with multiple landslides, it also crossed over and reached mainland China on Sunday afternoon.

Dozens are still feared buried beneath the deluge, according to officials on the ground.

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