Flash flooding in Libya has killed thousands of people and left at least 10,000 unaccounted for. As of Tuesday, emergency services on the ground say that at least 2,300 people have died, and that number is expected to rise.
The flooding was caused by heavy rain brought on by Cyclone Daniel, which has proven to be the deadliest Mediterranean storm on record. Daniel battered much of the eastern Mediterranean for roughly a week and killed several dozen people across Greece, Bulgaria, and Turkey before dissipating over Egypt on Tuesday.
However, northeastern Libya has taken the brunt of the damage, particularly the coastal city of Derna, home to about 90,000 people. Libyan officials report that the area received nearly 16 inches of rainfall on Sunday and Monday –