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Wild Weather Around The World: Week of July 19th

It was a wild week of weather across the United States, and worldwide, with flooding dominating the headlines However the flooding wasn’t just isolated to the Lower 48. Let’s take a trip around the world to see what top headlines you might have missed. 

Deadly flooding ravaged parts of Europe with Germany being hit the hardest. A low pressure system became trapped between two flanking high pressure systems, allowing it to tap into massive amounts of Mediterranean moisture. Parts of Germany received 2 months’ worth of rain in just 24 hours.  

At least 200 people across Europe died as a result of the flooding, with at least 171 of those deaths coming from Germany. Major flooding was also reported in Belgium, Austria, The Netherlands, and Italy.   

In China, a similar story unfolded. More than a foot and half of water inundated the city of Zhengzhou. The city received nearly eight inches of rain in just one hour, accumulating a year’s worth of rain in one day.  At least 25 people died, including 12 people who were trapped on a subway line that took on water while in a tunnel.  

 In Canada a powerful EF-2 tornado ripped through the community of Barrie, Ontario. Authorities say the tornado injured 10 while leaving more than a 7-mile path of destruction.  

For additional Wild Weather Around The World segments, check back in with us here at weathernationtv.com. 

About the author
Summer of 1993, New England Dragway. That's when and where Steve knew he wanted to become a meteorologist. More than 20 years later he is extremely fortunate and blessed to be able to live his childhood dream. As a lover of math and science, Steve had a consistent interest in weather in elementary, middle, and high school before discovering you can major in meteorology. He attended Lyndon State Co... Load Morellege in Vermont where he received a bachelor's in meteorology-broadcasting and associate's in television news. He has worked as a meteorologist and reporter in Winchester, VA, Burlington, VT, and most recently in West Palm Beach, FL. He's recognized by the American Meteorological Society with the Certification of Broadcast Meteorologists.

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