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Torrential Rains Bring Floods to Spain and Greece; U.S. Swelters in Record September Heat Wave

HeadlineSep 05, 2023

In Spain, at least three people were killed and three others are missing as unprecedented rainfall inundated Madrid and other cities on Monday. Flooding swept away bridges and halted commuter rail traffic.

In Greece, where authorities have finally brought unprecedented wildfires under control, at least one person is dead and another missing after intense rainstorms battered mountain towns. Forecasters say some parts of Central Greece could see over a foot of rain in just 24 hours. That’s nearly double the annual average rainfall totals for the capital, Athens.

Here in the United States, a scorching September heat wave brought record temperatures to central and eastern states on Labor Day. Parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota suffered triple-digit heat on Monday, the unofficial last day of summer.

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