August 7, 2013. Heavy rain and hail covered several villages in the French department of the Loire to the east of the country. Especially serious damage is done Shampde city. Here, hail the size of a hen's egg. Element lasted only a few minutes, but it was enough to have been damaged dozens of houses, broken glass in cars and shop windows.
"This cataclysm began suddenly, lasted only a few minutes, but in that time managed to destroy a lot of things around," — says a local resident.
Heavy rains and storms hit the southern and north-western part of France. Particularly affected roads and towns in Normandy, where it all began with a powerful gust of wind, and ended with a flood.
In Germany, the storm broke the work of highways in Saxony and Thuringia. Downpours and strong winds caused the cancellation of trains and flights in these regions. Sooschaetsya of numerous accidents.
In the Far East in the Amur region of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry announced an emergency. The water level in the rivers Amur and Zeya exceeded the danger mark, according to meteorologists.
Flood inundated hundreds of homes, more than a thousand villagers were evacuated.
"Just a shame, you know? So we bought a house 2 months ago, made it a good repair, and everything was flooded! "- Complains villager Volodymyrivka.
Affected by the floods in the Amur region authorities have promised to help the federal budget.