Jun 2, 2016

Historic flooding across France, Germany

Simbach am Inn
Germany
by
Jeff Masters and Bob Henson
,
Weather Underground
Firemen rescue two women with their boat following heavy floods the day before on June 2, 2016 in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Flash floods from the swollen Inn river took local communities by surprise, trapping children at schools and forcing some residents to flee to their rooftops. Photo: Sebastian Widmann, Getty Images
Firemen rescue two women with their boat following heavy floods the day before on June 2, 2016 in Simbach am Inn, Germany. Flash floods from the swollen Inn river took local communities by surprise, trapping children at schools and forcing some residents to flee to their rooftops. Photo: Sebastian Widmann, Getty Images

The death toll from a week of flooding rose to at least nine on Thursday as torrential rains continued to inundate parts of northwest Europe. Warm, moist air has been flowing into the region around a cut-off upper low located near Austria. With the low stranded in place, thunderstorms have been recurring day after day, with severe weather threats extending across much of the continent on Thursday