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01/04/2003 10:01 AM ID: 27613 Permalink   

Germany: Two Dead and Dozens Injured after Storms


A 13-year-old boy and an 18-year-old motorist have died in severe weather. The 13-year-old boy was killed when a tree crushed the family car and his father is in a critical condition.The 18-year-old died after he lost control of his car on black ice.

Most countries in Europe have either severe weather or flood warnings in place. In Germany 50 litres of rain fell per square meter in some areas, and Britain severe rain over the last week has caused flooding in several areas.

In Germany, 110 kilometres (70 miles) west of Frankfurt, the town Zell, is under water. Weather forecasts are not helping with more rain expected. Major rivers, such as the Rhein, and the Mosel, are reaching record levels again.

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...but I figure that 50 litres per sq meter is only a little under two inches (1.96 in). The source points out that this was over a 24 hour period. This doesn't sound like that much rain to me. Is there more to the story than this, or are my calculations wrong?
  by: CarloSkippy     01/04/2003 04:13 PM     
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