This week, the Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi crested at 36.67 feet (5 metres), the river’s third highest crest on record. The deluge devastated the area, flooding the streets and thousands of homes. Entire neighbourhoods went underwater, and residents canoed down avenues.
Australia has been on fire. Perhaps you’ve heard.
America is not ready for the extreme rainfall coming with climate change. A quick dramatic thunderstorm in New York on Thursday flooded Staten Island so badly that brown murky water joined bus riders for their evening ride home.