Flooding and devastation in many parts of Europe after severe storms

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Many parts of western Europe in the last days were hit by several severe storms that caused devastation and flooding.

Weather conditions that even caused some fatalities.

A storm on Lake Geneva in Switzerland caused the death of a woman when her excursion boat capsized.

A German tourist was killed by a tree in the French town of Taninges.

In eastern France, south of Lyon, violent hailstones the size of tennis balls hit and broke car windscreens.

Meanwhile, roads were flooded and houses were damaged.

In the UK, heavy rainfall caused flooding with many places under water in Lincolnshire with the Environment Agency saying the situation is “unprecedented.”

Firefighters clean uprooted trees in Zlocieniec
Firefighters clean uprooted trees which were destroyed by a recent storm in Zlocieniec, north-western Poland. The heavy storms passed over north-western Poland in the night from 15 to 16 June. photo: EPA-EFE/Marcin Bielecki POLAND OUT

Poland also suffered severe catastrophe from thunderstorms. Trees uprooted and thousands of households were still without electricity on Sunday.

Via Al Jazeera



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