As Earth gets hotter, so does the risk of extreme weather events like droughts, hurricanes and tornadoes. Rain and snowstorms are also becoming wetter and more severe, which can lead to devastating flooding. Here is a collection of photos showing some of the most dramatic weather incidents so far of 2023.

Interstate 10 is devoid of traffic due to flooding and mud crossing the highway following heavy rains from Tropical Storm Hilary, in Rancho Mirage, Calif., on Aug. 21, 2023.
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