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Floods, mudflows and rockfalls hit Dagestan after nearly half a month’s worth of rain in a day, Russia

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Severe thunderstorms triggered paralyzing flooding, mudflows, and rockfalls in the Russian Republic of Dagestan on Monday, June 14, 2021. Meteorological stations said the area registered between 21 and 33 mm (0.8 and 1.3 inches) of rain in a day, which is nearly half the monthly average for the month of June.

Heavy rains hit the area on Monday, which was equivalent to nearly half the June average. 

As a result, mudflows and rockfalls blocked 11 roads in several districts, sweeping away vehicles. Authorities had to reroute motorists due to the debris.

In the capital city of Makhachkala, a girl standing at an open window was killed by a lightning strike.

Featured image credit: Погода от шефа

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