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UK weather: Flooded roads and swollen rivers in Cumbria as some areas get up to 13 inches of rain

A broken-down car in floodwater near Derwentwater

A broken-down car in floodwater near Derwentwater
Flood warnings are in force in Cumbria as heavy rain continues in the northwest of England, southwest Scotland and Wales.

Thirteen inches of rain (332mm) have been recorded at Honister Pass in the Lake District in the last 32 hours, and 10.7 inches (271mm) at Seathwaite, said the Environment Agency.

An amber Met Office warning for rain - indicating potential risk to life and property, travel disruption and power cuts - is in force for much of Cumbria on Thursday.


One hurt, dozens of homes damaged as storms roll across Texas, Louisiana

Dozens of homes were damaged by a tornado in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
© Brett Adair/Live Storms Media
Dozens of homes were damaged by a tornado in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021.
At least one person was injured, dozens of homes damaged and tens of thousands of power outages reported as severe storms with tornadoes and high winds rolled across eastern Texas into Louisiana Wednesday.

Here's a look at what happened.

Texas County Declares State of Disaster

Orange County, Texas, issued a disaster declaration, citing "extensive and widespread damage to public and private property."

Drone video showed homes torn apart in the town of Mauriceville, about 95 miles northeast of Houston.

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Severe rainstorm hits Asir, Saudi Arabia

Incredible in the Saudi desert ! ⚠️ Severe rainstorm and waterfalls hits Asir.


Record rain brings cockroach infestation to surface in Sacramento, California

There is a creepy-crawly side effect of last weekend's storm. As Sacramento dries out, the cockroaches are coming out.

After record-breaking rain soaked the Sacramento region last weekend the last thing Bill Adams thought he would have to worry about is a cockroach conundrum.

"I have never seen nothing like that in my life," explained Bill Adams. "They are going everywhere, and they are so fast, it was like oh my goodness," he said.

Heavy rains brought close to a hundred creepy crawlers out of their hiding spaces at the Arcade Creek Kennel that Adams owns.

"It was hard to understand because I had never seen anything like that before. I wasn't sure what was going on or how to handle it," he said.


Captured on video a Tornado moving across I-10 near Orange, Texas - tossing an ATV into the air

Severe weather moving through the area has left damage in the western portion of Louisiana.

As storms passed across the Texas-Louisiana state line earlier on Wednesday, a tornado was captured on video moving over I-10.

The video courtesy of Mary Phan shows traffic stopped on I-10 and a tornado moving across the road, tossing debris as it goes by.

Blue flashes seen in the video are transformers being blown out by the storm.

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Flooding and hail as intense storms submerge parts of South Australia

Intense thunderstorms lashed parts of South Australia on October 28, bringing severe hail and heavy rain.

This footage uploaded by Brothers At War Wines shows the town of Tanunda covered in hail, as rain washes the stones down Murray Street.

South Australia's Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Adelaide area on Thursday morning, cautioning locals of large hail and damaging winds.

The severe thunderstorm warning was cancelled by the afternoon of October 28.

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Large hailstones pound Coolah, Australia

Hail that fell during the Coolah storm on Saturday was almost the size of a tennis ball.

Hail that fell during the Coolah storm on Saturday was almost the size of a tennis ball.
Large and locally GIANT hail has been observed in Coolah, NSW following a supercell impacting the area.


A storm cell passed through Coolah and Dunedoo late this afternoon and brought large hailstones.

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Storm shatters rainfall records in Southern California with up to 10 inches of rain falling

The North Fork of the Kaweah River,
© AP
The North Fork of the Kaweah River, which flows from Sequoia National Park, is seen swollen with frothy, black water, Monday in Three Rivers, Calif.
The storm that hit Southern California on Monday broke rainfall records as it swept down from the north and delivered much-needed moisture to areas parched by drought.

A low-pressure system hovering some 200 miles off the coast of Seattle sent a cold front hurtling all the way to the Southland, battering the area with significant rain for the first time in seven months.

The storm topped out at a 943-millibar pressure level, which is exceedingly low and signifies "a very intense storm," said David Sweet, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Oxnard.

"Seeing that in October is very impressive," he said.

Some Los Angeles County metro and coastal areas recorded more than an inch of rain. Just under half an inch fell over downtown L.A., according to the National Weather Service. Beverly Hills recorded 1.12 inches and Bel Air got 1 inch.

Several foothill communities saw even more moisture, with East Pasadena and nearby La Cañada-Flintridge both receiving 1.32 inches.

Comment: Related: Massive October snowstorm dumps up to 42 inches of snow in 36 hours on Sierra Nevada ski resorts

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New York and Connecticut hit with record-breaking rainfall as over 3 inches of water falls in a day

Cars were left stuck in the flood water in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Tuesday as heavy rain hit the city

Cars were left stuck in the flood water in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on Tuesday as heavy rain hit the city
Heavy rain was pummeling the TriState area on Tuesday evening, with 65mph winds expected in Connecticut and Bridgeport airport breaking a rainfall record set in 1958.

On Long Island, the weather station in Ronkonkoma saw 3.33 inches of rain fall by Tuesday evening - smashing the previous daily record of 1.50 inches, set in 1981. In New York City, JFK airport also set a new record, with 2.05 inches of rain falling - the most since 2002.

Power company Con Edison, which supplies the region, said there were 'scattered outages' on Tuesday night, and urged people not to go near downed power lines.

As of Tuesday night, Massachusetts was beginning to feel the force, with Cape Cod and Boston being hit. The state was reporting about 11,000 power outages, as the storm brought down trees along the coast.

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113-year-old rainfall record shattered in Des Moines, Iowa

rain chart
Des Moines shattered a 113-year-old rain record Sunday.

The Des Moines International Airport recorded 2.91 inches of rain Sunday, more than tripling the previous record for Oct. 24 of .96 inches set in 1908, according to the National Weather Service. It was also the third-highest daily rain total for an October day ever recorded in Des Moines.

Other records set included the 2.4 inches of rain that fell Sunday in Ottumwa, which had a previous record of 1.05 inches from 1967, and Waterloo's 1.41 inches, which broke 1908's record of 1.09 inches.

Through Oct. 19 many parts of Iowa including Polk County were still in moderate or severe droughts. Des Moines normally gets 2.78 inches of rain in October. Before Sunday's showers, Des Moines had gotten just 1.83 inches this month.