As Crete locals begin to dig out from under the mud and silt washed seaward by torrential rains, the extent of the destruction becomes more clear.
Thousands of sun-seekers have found anything but in Thailand this week, instead being caught up in cyclone-like weather that has caused severe floods throughout the country’s popular southern islands.
It is not the ideal time to travel to Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia or Montenegro. The five Eastern European countries were hit by a natural disaster of unprecedented proportions.
Near record rainfall in India has already caused the deaths of over 170 and thousands have been affected. Homes flooded or underwater, and contaminated food and water supplied top the list of government concerns. The torrential rainfall is expected to continue into today, and officials expect the death toll to continue to rise. Crop failures have already caused commodities to climb in price.