The National Weather Service confirmed at least one tornado and social media posts showed homes reduced to rubble in Mullica Hill, a southern New Jersey county just outside Philadelphia.
Electric poles and trees fell down and two-wheelers were swept away after the cloudburst occurred late Tuesday night.
Heavy rainfalls that pounded the Black Sea coastal provinces of Bartin, Kastamonu, Sinop and Samsun on Wednesday caused the flooding that demolished homes and bridges and swept away cars.
At least 15 people have been killed and nearly 3 lakh were displaced as large parts of six districts of the state have been inundated due to heavy rain and the release of water by the Damodar Valley Corporation and the Durgapur Barrage.
In his telephonic conversation, Shah assured Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan of all possible help to Madhya Pradesh to deal with the situation.
'Heavy rains have created a flood situation in some areas of Kota, Baran, Bundi and Jhalawar. Instructions have been given to administration regarding relief and rescue operations,' tweeted CM Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday.
The Met department has sounded a red alert for Shivpuri, Sheopur, Guna and two other districts, besides orange alert for nine and yellow alert for other eight districts.
The Army has been called in for rescue operations in Shivpuri, Sheopur, Gwalior and Datia districts, state Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Rajesh Rajora said.
The districts that have been affected include Purba Bardhaman, Paschim Bardhaman, Paschim Medinipur, Hooghly, Howrah and South 24 Parganas.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed said that they have also ordered that 5 million Afghanis, or about $62,000, to aid in the clean up and the villagers affected by the flooding.
In one of the most violent natural disasters to hit Belgium in a century, a flood triggered uncontrollable water flow, demolishing many villages and leaving loads of debris in its wake.
No loss of life or injuries has been reported in the incident.
The Met Office weather agency said 41.6 centimeters (16 inches) of rain fell in central London on Sunday afternoon, four flood warnings remains in place for southeast England
The provinces of Namur and Walloon Brabant south-east of the capital city Brussels were particularly hit due to the floods
Li Yongsheng was trapped when the garage flooded Tuesday and lay on a ventilation duct surrounded by floating cars
In the hard-hit city of Marikina in the capital region, nearly 15,000 residents were evacuated to safety overnight as waters rose alarmingly in a major river.
A total of 14 workers were trapped in the construction site of the Shijingshan tunnel, part of the Zhuhai city's Xingye expressway, when the site was flooded on July 15
Rainwater has damaged more than 215,200 hectares of crops, causing a direct economic loss of about 1.22 billion yuan (about USD 188.6 million)
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