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Wild Weather Around The World: September 8-15

15 Sep 2021, 7:36 pm

From flooding across the Southeast to Hurricane Nicholas dumping heavy rain across Texas and Louisiana, the lower 48 has had a wild week of weather.

Let’s catch you up on some headlines you might have missed:


We start in southern France where it’s been a week of non-stop rain. In Agen, six feet of water stacked up after heavy rains drenched the community.

Further east, some areas saw two months’ worth of rain come down in just two hours inundating communities.  Authorities say they performed several water rescues including some by helicopter. Despite the record flooding, thankfully there were no reports of fatalities. 

Out on the Iberian Peninsula, Spain is celebrating rainfall along the southern shores.

Soaking storms helped firefighters get the devastating Costa Del Sol Fire under control and crews say this is the worst fire the region has seen in three decades.  Even with the help of the rain, the blaze forced thousands to evacuate and lead to the death of one firefighter.  

You may have seen our continuing coverage of Hurricane Larry and Hurricane Olaf as they struck Canada and Mexico, but did you hear about Typhoon Chanthu?  

The powerful storm has already dumped heavy rain across parts of China and even forced the closure of the world’s largest port as it swept by Shanghai.  Chanthu isn’t done just yet as it could still impact parts of South Korea and Japan.  

Join us every week for the latest global headlines in Wild Weather Around the World.

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Meredith is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist as designated by the American Meteorological Society.  She was born and raised in Cleveland but has worked from coast to coast covering almost every type of weather.  Meredith is a weather, space, and STEM journalist and has been live out in the field during destructive tropical storms on the Gulf Coast of Florida, raging wildfires in Southern Cali... Load Morefornia, and covered the wreckage from tornadoes in the Great Plains. In 2009, she reported on the damaging hail storm during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and in 2017, the historic California winter storms that produced record rain totals and devastating flash flooding.  Prior to joining WeatherNation, Meredith worked at KEYT/KKFX in Santa Barbara, CA, KOTA-TV in Rapid City, SD, WWSB-TV in Sarasota, FL, and began her career as an intern at WGN-TV in Chicago.  She was Santa Barbara's "Favorite Weathercaster of the Year" in 2016 and the Community Partner of the Year in 2017 for her volunteer work with Make-A-Wish Tri-Counties and awarded with the 2018 Valparaiso University Alumni Association First Decade Achievement Award. Meredith is the current chair of the American Meteorological Society's Station Scientist Committee, which focuses on raising greater awareness & outreach when it comes to science education for viewers.  She's also an accomplished journalist, producing weather and science stories including rocket launches at Vandenberg Air Force Base and the new GOES-16 satellite and it's impacts on weather forecasting.  Meredith was personally invited by NASA's Johnson Space Center to interview astronauts on the International Space Station and was the only meteorologist in the nation to do an exclusive report accompanying the GOES-West satellite from Colorado to Florida, reporting on and covering it's launch in 2018.  Meredith's also worked on features that took her paragliding along the coast, white water rafting in Northern California, learning to surf in the Pacific Ocean, and how to be an aerial photographer while flying a single engine plane! Say hi on Facebook, Twitter, & LinkedIn!