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Floods and heavy rain hit England. South Europe faces searing temperatures

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Marţi, 26 iunie 2007, 0:00


Southern Europe has to cope with temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius as the threat of fires becomes a serious issue in the region, AP reports. That comes as in the last 24 hours three persons were killed and hundreds were forced to flee their homes because of torrentials rain in England, BBC reports.

Last night, hundreds of people were summoned to leave South Yorkshire where local authorities fear the floods might pass a key dam, according to the BBC.

In the city of Sheffield, two persons were killed by floods. Police and military personnel intervened with helicopters to save the people on the roofs or those blocked in their cars.

Meanwhile South - East Europe continues to be affected by extremely high temperatures, Associated Press reports. AP announces that on Monday temperatures exceeded 30 degrees Celsius in Italy and Greece.

According to AP, the highest recorded temperatures were in Bari, the Southern Italian city with 45 degrees Celsius while in Palermo and some parts of Greece temperatures rose to 42 degrees Celsius.

The affected areas are under a real threat of fires as 25 blazes were already reported in Sicily, Sardinia and southern parts of Italy on Monday. In Antalya, Turkey local authorities have restricted people's access to forests to prevent possible fires.




















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