Nearly a third, or 43 million of the 134 million times that people were uprooted from their homes due to extreme weather from 2016-21 included children. Nearly half were forced from their homes by storms. Of those, nearly 4 of the 10 displacements were in the Philippines.
The Philippine weather bureau on Sunday warned of heavy rains, floods and landslides in mountainous areas of the country, with intensifying severe tropical storm “Falcon” (international code name: Khanun) forecast to develop into a typhoon.
SAN FRANCISCO—Evacuations were ordered in Central California on Monday and flashflood warnings were issued elsewhere, as downpours swelled creeks and rivers to troubling levels in the already soggy region.