Updated Nov 24, 2019

Landslides, flooding in Kenya kill at least 56

A Turkana woman stops at a gate of her house that is submerged by flooded water after heavy rain in Lodwar, northwestern Kenya, Oct. 18. Photo: AFP via Getty Images

Landslides and flooding triggered by unusually heavy rain in northwestern Kenya have killed at least 56 people, Reuters reports. Flooding and mudslides have destroyed bridges and wiped out roads, stranding multiple villages.

The big picture: The fatalities bring the total to 94 dead from floods in Kenya over the past month and a half, according to AP and Reuters. Overall, Kenya is experiencing an unusually heavy rainy season. More than 1 million people in East Africa have experienced above-average rainfall.

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Venice floods threaten the city's historical sites

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Historical sites, valuable art and architectural treasures found in Venice are at risk of structural damage from the sea salt in the waters that submerged the city, Reuters reports.

Why it matters: The flooding will leave behind salt crystals that corrode the brickwork of centuries-old churches and palaces, per Reuters. City leaders told Reuters, global warming has directly contributed to increasing sea levels that pushed massive amounts of water toward and into the city.

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Thanksgiving storms bring snow, heavy rain and travel chaos

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a blizzard struck overnight in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo:Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Two powerful storm systems are causing chaos as they dump snow and heavy rain across the United States, threatening the holiday plans of millions of Americans on the eve of Thanksgiving. And the "bomb cyclone" that's been pummeling the West Coast could bring a third storm to the east, the Washington Post reports.

What's happening: The wild weather "choked transportation across the center of the nation," the New York Times reports. Over 100 flights were canceled Wednesday and hundreds more were delayed, per Flightaware.

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Powerful twin storms cause Thanksgiving travel "nightmare"

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport after a blizzard struck overnight in Bloomington, Minnesota. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Two powerful storm systems are causing chaos as they dump snow and heavy rain across the United States, threatening the Thanksgiving holiday plans of millions of Americans. And the "bomb cyclone" that struck the West Coast could bring a third storm to the east, the Washington Post reports.

What's happening: The wild weather "choked transportation across the center of the nation," the New York Times reports. Over 200 flights were canceled by early Thursday and over 3,000 more were delayed, per Flightaware. Denver was one of the first places to be impacted by the storms. On Tuesday, 463 flights were canceled there, as the Colorado capital was pummeled by heavy snow.

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