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Deadly Flooding Strikes France, Italy and Balkan Peninsula

By By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
January 22, 2014, 12:59:47 AM EST

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Rounds of locally heavy rain turned deadly across southern France and northern Italy over the weekend.

At least three people have died due to the flooding, as more than a month's worth of rain fell in just days.

Nice, France, the population vacation destination and home to around 1 million, recorded 146 mm (5.76 inches) of rain since from January 16th through January 19th. The normal monthly rainfall in January is just 69 mm (2.72 inches).

Thousands of homes were left without power following the flooding over the weekend. Meanwhile, rescuers were forced to airlift more than 150 people to safety.


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