The flooding - touched off by a combination of heavy rain and a warm spell that rapidly melted snow in the Cascade Mountains - is some of the worst on record in Washington state. More than 30,000 people were told to leave their homes.
Parts of Zimbabwe have been inundated with heavy rains since 26 December, and the authorities have warned of yet more flooding in the north of the country. Rains have also pounded parts of Mozambique and Malawi over the past few weeks, killing at least one person, displacing thousands and drowning farm land.
On 19 July, Thatha and Karachi districts was badly affected by heavy rainfall. Metrological Department of Pakistan has forecasted monsoon rain in Sindh, north eastern Balochistan, northern Punjab and some parts of NWFP in the coming two-three days. There is a possibility of heavy rainfall in south eastern Sindh during next 24 ? 36 hours. However during the previous week there was flooding in the coastal areas of districts Thatha (in Sindh) and Barkhan (in Baluchistan).