India: Tropical storm Remal caused severe flooding in southern Bangladesh and eastern India, leaving nearly 30 million people without power and causing the deaths of at least 10 in Bangladesh. The storm affected 3.7 million people along the coast, destroying over 35,000 homes and damaging nearly 115,000. Approximately 800,000 people were evacuated from vulnerable areas.

Despite weakening after making landfall in Bangladesh’s Patuakhali district, Remal brought heavy rain and strong winds, submerging roads and disrupting airports and seaports. India’s Meteorological Department warned of continued heavy rainfall in northeastern states.

Emergency aid efforts are underway, particularly in the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar. The disaster highlights the urgent need for preparedness as climate change increases the intensity of storms in the region.

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