Houston isn’t alone. While the country struggles to help those effected by the devastating hurricane Harvey, across the globe another storm rages. Since Wednesday a powerful monsoon has drowned parts of India, Bangladesh and Nepal. In just two days the storm has already claimed more than 1,000 lives and displaced tens of thousands.
Monsoon season usually lasts until through September, but this year the storms have been abnormally severe. Experts say the rain won’t let up any time soon either.
Mumbai was hit particularly hard, leaving countless people trapped in buses and cars during the afternoon rush hour on Wednesday. But the shocking death count is due to landslides caused by the rains. Bihar in eastern India was one of the worst areas affected, with more than 400 dead.
Via USA Today