Severe floods in major cities

By CNN staff

Published 9:04 PM ET, Sun September 17, 2017
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In 2012, a bridge leading to the town of Laishui, in northern China's Hebei province, just north of capital Beijing, collapsed. Floods in Beijing caused "significant losses." AFP/Getty Images
In 2016, following flooding in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, authorities issued an orange alert for heavy rain in central and southern parts of China. T alert is the second highest of China's four-tier warning system for rainstorms. STR/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
During a period of heavy flooding in Nanjing, paramilitary policemen carried residents from their homes. Feature China/Barcroft Media via Getty Images
During the 2016 floods in Tianjin, an orange alert was issued -- during which time drivers navigated their vehicles through flooded roads. Yue Yuewei/Xinhua via ZUMA
Following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in 2017, homes were surrounded by floodwater in Houston, Texas. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Heavy rain showers brought Mumbai to a standstill. Pedestrians had to walk through flooded streets, while dozens of flights and local train services were canceled. PUNIT PARANJPE/AFP/Getty Images
In 2017, floods in Nepal caused great damage to homes. A man is pictured resting in his house in Itahari, Sunsari district, some 250 kilometers from capital Kathmandu. PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/AFP/Getty Images
In Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, villagers stood near a broken embankment to avoid floodwater after the area was hit by torrential rains from Cyclone Komen. STR/AFP/Getty Images