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Flooding Hits Sweden and Denmark Over the Weekend

September 1, 2014; 11:53 AM ET

Slow-moving rain and thunderstorms drenched parts of southern Sweden and eastern Denmark Saturday night into Sunday leading to flooding.

More than 100 millimeters (4 inches) fell in the Swedish city of Malmo causing widespread flooding.

Traffic was brought to a halt in parts of the city. Several cars and buses became submerged, leading to water rescues according to the Associated Press.

A car is salvaged from a flooded street in Malmo, southern Sweden, Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. Heavy rains and flash floods have snarled road and rail traffic in Sweden and Denmark, with divers called to rescue some people in submerged vehicles. Overnight rains which spread into Sunday forced the evacuation of residents to be evacuated from waterlogged homes in some areas. (AP photo/Stig-Ake Jonsson, TT News Agency)

In Copenhagen, Denmark, rainfall greater than 100 millimeters (4 inches) was reported in only three hours leading to flooding as well.

An area of high pressure will bring dry weather to these areas all week, aiding continuing clean-up efforts following the flooding.

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