RISK: Damages from extreme weather are rising, led by floods, then droughts Lisa Friedman, E&E reporter Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 When weather kills in Africa, drought is the most common culprit. In Asia, floods are usually to blame. Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.