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    Flooding Affects Sochi, Russia, the Site of 2014 Winter Olympics

    By By Mark Paquette, Meteorologist
    September 29, 2013, 1:29:50 AM EDT

    Heavy rain has caused widespread flooding in Sochi, Russia, which will be the site of the Winter Olympics starting Feb. 7, 2014.

    From Monday, Sept. 23, through Wednesday, Sept. 25, the region has received 196 mm (7.72 inches) of rain.

    According to the Associated Press, flooding and mudslides caused Russian government officials to declare a state of emergency.

    Rivers flooded their banks and the rain caused some local highways to be impassable.

    However, both airplane and train transportation were not dramatically affected.


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    The weather will be drying over the next several days. After some more light rain through Wednesday night, dry conditions should last through the weekend.

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