Heavy rain in southern Russia brings deadly flash floods

New York Times: An extraordinary rainstorm in southern Russia set off floods that killed at least 104 people on Saturday, according to rescue officials. Many survivors clambered onto roofs or shinned up trees to escape the floodwaters. The storm, one of Russia’s worst weather-related disasters in recent years, poured about 11 inches of rain on the country’s Black Sea coast. State television reports said that was equivalent to three months of rainfall in a typical year. The area is hilly, so the water formed torrents......

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