More than 250 Malaysian schools were closed April 11 due to a heatwave brought on by the El Nino weather phenomenon that is severely affecting food production and causing chronic water shortages in many countries.
Storms and powerful waves caused by El Nino have been intensifying erosion along nearby coastal bluffs and beaches in the Pacifica, Calif., area.
El Nino storms lined up in the Pacific, promising to drench parts of the West for more than two weeks and increasing fears of mudslides and flash floods in regions stripped bare by wildfires. At least two more storms are expected to follow on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing as much as 3 inches of rain.
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