A general view inside the enormous pressure-adjusting underground water tank at the Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel facility in Tokyo, Japan. The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel is the world’s largest underground flood diversion facility. The facility takes water overflow from four rivers and redirects it 50 meters underground into a 6.3 kilometer tunnel before being pumped into the Edo river.
A resident observes the flooded landscape near the River Ebro, in Quinto de Ebro, near to Zaragoza, northern Spain on Tuesday. Heavy rain has led to flooding in northern regions over the past few days, especially in Navarra provinces and Aragon
Palestinian men try to prevent flood water from entering shops in the old city of Hebron on Thursday as a fierce winter storm which has been battering the region for the past four days
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A nomadic woman carries a milk container while shifting her belongings to a safer place from the flooded banks of river Tawi after heavy rains in Jammu on Friday
People walk along a wooden bridge submerged by floodwater at Guilin, in south China’s Guangxi province, on Tuesday. Alerts for heavy storms were issued for several areas in the region as strong rainfall swept the north of the province, state media reported.
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Children swim in floodwater caused by Typhoon Halong in the town of Hermosa, Bataan province, Philippines, on Tuesday
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Local residents ride a boat on a flooded road overflown by the Bago river at a low-lying part in Bago, 80 kilometers (50 miles) northeast of Yangon, Myanmar
Street lamps are seen among floodwaters next to partially submerged buildings by an over flowing river as heavy rainfall hits the ancient town of Fenghuang county, Hunan province on Tuesday
A man crosses the flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, North Carolina on Friday morning
A girl in South Sudan displaced by her country’s conflict carries a boy through a camp for internally displaced people at a UN base in Malakal, Upper Nile State
The flooded city of Obrenovac, 40 km from Belgrade. At least 34 people have died and tens of thousands have been evacuated throughout Serbia and Bosnia as the emergency services battle overflowing rivers and landslides following the worst floods in a century.
A road sign in the city centre of Dax, southwestern France, is almost entirely submerged in water from the Adour river
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A baby rests on a hammock inside an indoor basketball gym, which has been turned into an evacuation centre for flooding victims, in Jabonga, Agusan del Norte in the Philippines. The death toll from the floods and landslides in Mindanao caused by a lingering low-pressure area climbed to 34 on Friday, while more than 300,000 people have been displaced due to flooding and landslides.
A wave breaks over the seafront at dawn in West Bay during stormy weather in Dorset, England. Storm and flood warnings have been issued for the south west of England
Thai children play in floodwaters outside a buddhist temple in Pathum thani province, north of Bangkok, on Wednesday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 27 provinces in Thailand are still flooded and 31 people have died because of the flood.
Four people were killed and hundreds of thousands evacuated after Typhoon Fitow hit eastern China, destroying houses and farmlands and closing ports and airports.
A child peers from the window of a shack in the flooded settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa. More than 3,500 residents living in informal settlements in the city have been displaced due to heavy rains, flooding and gale force winds. Many of the settlements are in low and wetland areas that have little drainage and flood easily. The City of Cape Town’s disaster management team has been providing relief in the form of food, blankets and shelter for those affected
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An Indian youth dangles from a power line before diving into the overflowing Ganges river in Allahabad, which has been swollen by the monsoon.
People stand on a platform at the Xiaolangdi reservoir as water from the Yellow River is released for the second time since the end of June in central China’s Henan province. At least 295 people have been confirmed dead or missing after rainstorms and typhoon Soulik hit China, causing floods, landslides and buildings to collapse.
A lone house stands surrounded by water from the swollen Vltava river at Stare Ouholice village near Kralupy nad Vltavou in the Czech Republic, about 35 km (21.7 miles) north of Prague. Heavy rainfall also caused flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria and Switzerland