Severe flooding has hit Louisiana this week, sweeping away cars where the flow is most powerful and blocking several roads elsewhere. The system responsible for the floods also brought wind damage and caused several power outages. Germany and Poland are also inundated, with 60 mm (2.5 in) of rain falling in just a couple hours, bringing flash floods there. Flights were delayed in Frankfurt, Germany and Bavaria also suffered some flooding. The situation is the worst in Poland, where the torrents have killed at least a dozen people. Closer to home, rain has caused a 4 mile (6.4 km) long mudslide in Colorado, killing three people and causing extensive damage.
In other news, the Arizona wild fire that we reported on last week is 25% contained. It is frightening when a week such as this is a relatively calm week.
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