Chinese state media is reporting that dozens of people have died after a tornado and torrential rain struck Jiangsu province on Thursday afternoon.
It has been reported that 78 people have been killed, and around 500 people injured as storms battered the eastern coast of China.
It is believed that of those 500, around 200 people are seriously injured.
Many homes in Yangcheng city, which has taken the brunt of the storms, have been flattened.
Power and communications are down in some areas, and emergency supplies including a thousand tents have been sent to the scene, the civil affairs ministry said in a statement.
The parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee warned of a lack of long-term strategic planning to protect communities at risk.Read the full story ›
The water level of the Seine river in Paris is finally falling after it reached its peak overnight, the highest in 35 years.
Floods across France, Germany, and Belgium in recent days have seen at least 11 people killed, with thousands evacuated and many more left without power.
French authorities have warned that it could take 10 days for the river to return to its normal level after flooding swelled it to 15 feet (4.5m) above average in Paris.
More than 17,000 homes were still without electricity on Saturday in the Paris region and centre of France.
Authorities have also shut the Louvre museum, the national library, the Orsay museum and the Grand Palais, Paris' striking glass-and-steel topped exhibition centre.
At least four people have been killed in flash floods caused by heavy rain across France, Germany and Austria.Read the full story ›
Residents in Grasmere and Keswick celebrated the reopening of the A591, the main road that brings tourists to their towns in Cumbria.Read the full story ›
Councils in England and Wales wants compulsory flood-proofing measures put in place for new homes and businesses in at risk areas.Read the full story ›
A TV reporter helped rescue a man whose car was sinking in high floodwater in Houston, Texas.Read the full story ›
Up to 350,000 households in flood-risk areas will get help through affordable insurance scheme - but homes built after 2009 aren't covered.Read the full story ›
Prince Charles has urged Britons to holiday at home this year and visit parts of the country which were hardest hit by winter flooding.Read the full story ›