A worker at an emergency cholera treatment center gets her shoes disinfected in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on January 18th, 2018.
Mudslides, waterspouts, and flash flooding are expected in already hard-hit areas.
After collecting thousands of data points from a crowdsourced initiative, the Virginia Institute for Marine Science created maps that will improve regional flooding predictions.
In southern Bangladesh, soil embankments protect rise paddies from the Kapotaksma and Shakbaria rivers during the rainy season, but the heavy storm surges frequently destroy them.
The infrastructural failure could release a torrent of water into portions of the city that are already submerged—including downtown.
A little-noticed executive action removed rules that would have held new infrastructure projects to a higher storm-proofing standard.
In an audio slideshow, Zoe Sullivan examines the similarities in approach for the Mississippi Delta and the fabled city of Venice in dealing with floods and loss of natural wetlands.