At least 27 people are dead after torrential rain set off severe floods and mudslides along Turkey’s Black Sea coast, officials said Friday. The flooding comes just as Turkish officials announced they are getting the deadly wildfires in the southwestern region of the country under control. Nearly all of the deaths occurred in Kastamonu province. Five bridges have collapsed with many more damaged and about 330 villages are without electricity; more than 1,700 people have been evacuated with an unknown number still missing. As human extraction and combustion of fossil fuels heat the atmosphere, extreme precipitation events are becoming more common because the air can hold — and thus release — more moisture. (AP, Reuters, Al Jazeera, BBC, New York Times $, Al Jazeera; Climate Signals background: Extreme precipitation increase, Wildfires)