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But the hurricane's sheer size meant it could batter the US East Coast with hurricane-force winds for nearly a full day, according to weather forecasters.
With straw brooms and willpower, the pastor and a few congregants of First Fellowship Baptist Church in southern Dallas had to push out two inches of water taking over their place of worship.
The extent of the crises in Iran took days to reach Iranian media, likely because of government attempts to censure some of the disaster.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
More than 500 houses were destroyed.
Rouhani’s hardline rivals have accused the government of doing too little, too late.
With the IRGC now leading efforts to deal with the flood’s aftermath, the national emergency has illustrated cleavages in the government’s ability to respond to a natural disaster.
By ZACHARY KEYSER
The floods illustrate the failure of Iran’s civilian authorities to handle natural disasters and the competition between military, local government and the IRGC.
Afghan government officials said hundreds of houses in Herat province were destroyed in flash floods.
For Jordan, a US ally whose stability has been a defining feature of the Middle East for decades, this has been an uncomfortable year.
The intensity of our own news removes me from events in the world, even when friends are involved, I must admit
By BARBARA SOFER
Aid agencies said they were still struggling to reach victims and work out the extent of the devastation in the northern province of Cabo Delgado.
The waters have already swamped a large swath of Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa along North America's longest river.
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