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.
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