Aftermath of flood, Funchal, Madeira

Aftermath of flood, Funchal, Madeira

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Caption: The aftermath of the extreme weather event of February 20, 2010 in Madeira, Portugal. 42 people were killed on the island as a result of flooding and landslides. In the city of Funchal, depicted here, more than 4 inches of rain dropped in a 5-hour period, causing rivers to overflow, the flood sweeping away cars and trees.

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