2:15 PM · Aug 2, 2021

Germany received five inches of rain in 24 hours.

How climate change fueled the devastating 2021 floods in Germany and northwest Europe – Vox

In 1920, Germany received five inches of rain in eight minutes – the world record.

Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book – Christopher C. Burt – Google Books

According to NASA, 1920 was one of the coldest years on record.

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Germany has had many floods worse than the 1920 flood.

23 Jan 1883, Page 1 – Reading Times at Newspapers.com

28 Mar 1888, 5 – The Leeds Mercury at Newspapers.com

The year after the 1920 world record rain brought record heat, drought and flooding.

There was historic flooding and drought in Europe during the summer of 1921.

TimesMachine: October 3, 1921 – NYTimes.com

04 Sep 1921, 61 – New York Herald at Newspapers.com

11 Oct 1921 – Heat Wave – Trove

11 Oct 1921 – PHENOMENAL WEATHER. – Trove

11 Feb 1921, Page 2 – The Washington Post at Newspapers.com

21 Sep 1921, 3 – News-Journal at Newspapers.com

Pueblo, Colorado was largely wiped out by a flood during June, 1921.  Much of Kansas suffered damage, and there was flooding on the Pecos River in New Mexico and Texas.

06 Jun 1921, 1 – The Arkansas City Daily News at Newspapers.com

It is estimated that 1,500 people in Pueblo, Colorado died during that flood.

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This month in 1931 brought the worst floods in world  history to China.

21 Aug 1931 – 30 MILLIONS HUNGRY – Trove

24 Aug 1931, Page 1 – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 

The Top 5 Deadliest Floods in History

At the same time, people were starving in the US from the drought.

20 Jan 1931 – STARVATION IN U.S.A. – Trove

20 Feb 1931, Page 13 – Dunkirk Evening Observer at Newspapers.com

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August 3, 2021 by tonyheller