Extremely heavy rain fell in the hardest-hit provinces. About 75% more water is falling during the heaviest rainstorms in the region, according to a new scientific analysis.
Record rainfall trigged flash floods at Death Valley National Park that swept away cars, closed all roads and stranded hundreds of visitors and workers.
Climate change means more rain and higher seas, which adds up to more flooded homes. Even a small amount of water indoors can cost a lot.
Kentucky's governor said the numbers would likely rise significantly and it could take weeks to find all the victims. Torrential rains swamped towns across Appalachia earlier this week.
Major floods have devastated Eastern Kentucky and parts of Virginia and West Virginia. The death toll continues to climb as search and rescue teams cover the affected areas.
Authorities in southwest Virginia had feared the worst as they were inundated with calls from people who said they were unable to reach family members. But by noon Thursday, everyone had been located.
Red Lodge, Mont., is still recovering after devastating floods hit the area in mid-June. Many businesses and locals are worried about surviving with hampered tourism and little insurance compensation.
Thousands of residents in Sydney suburbs were told to evacuate their homes on Sunday after heavy rains caused floodwaters to rise and rivers to overflow.
When hurricanes cause both extreme high tides and heavy rains, devastating floods ensue. Such storms will get much more frequent by the end of the century, according to a new study.
British Columbia experienced major disasters this year that scientists say show the intensifying effects of climate change. Many of those affected by fires and floods took shelter at Camp Hope.