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Meanwhile, across the pond.......

….in England, one of the people I met while working on a story about storm chase tours several years ago alerted me that the United Kingdom last week recorded its heaviest rainfall ever recorded in a 24-hour period.

Martin Ferris wrote that Seathwaite in the Lake District of northern England recorded 314.4 millimeters (12.4 inches), beating the previous record of 279 millimeters (11.0 inches) set in 1955.

Massive flooding was reported in the region, inundating hundreds of homes and killing a policeman who was standing on a bridge at Cockermouth when the floodwaters tore it apart and swept him away.