The death toll from a typhoon that hit provinces south of the Philippine capital rose to 10, disaster agencies said on Wednesday, pointing to precautions and compulsory evacuations as key in preventing more casualties.
Two pensioners have been killed and tens of thousands of homes left without electricity as gale force winds and flooding hit southwestern France.
Ciara was heading south through France on Monday with the electricity network company Enedis reporting outages from Brittany in the west to the centre and east.
Torrential downpours unleashed floods and mudslides that caused nearly 230,000 people to be relocated and destroyed more than 1,300 houses, official state news agency Xinhua reported, citing the Ministry of Emergency Management.
The National Centre of Meteorology (NCM) on Sunday revealed that it has carried out 95 cloud seeding operations across the country in the first quarter of 2020, using a total of 2,171 flares produced by NCM's Emirates Weather Enhancement Factory.
Al Ain Downtown, Khatm Al Shiklah, Al Hili, Al Jimi, Al Sarooj, Al Ain city centre witnessed good rain.
By 2am (0600 GMT), Tropical Storm Isaias was about 90 miles (140 km) southeast of West Palm Beach, heading northwest with top sustained winds of 70 miles per hour (110 kph), the National Hurricane Center said.
Hundreds of flights in and out across the mainland were cancelled. Some bridges and railroad sections were shut down, thousands of fishing boats and other vessels were moved to safety, and more than 2,600 residents in the southern mainland regions were evacuated due to the possibility of landslides and other concerns.
The rain began on Thawban and Al Haniyah in Fujairah, Raq-Suhaila, Khudaira, Al Batayh and Nizwi in Sharjah, Manama in Ajman, and Al Ghail and Azen in Ras Al Khaimah.