Torrential rains, landslides and overflowing of rivers have killed 25 people and affected over 200,000 in Peru since the beginning of the year.
Three weeks before flood waters raged through the streets of historic Ellicott City, artists perched on its sidewalks and hillsides to paint what they saw, sights, it turned out, that in many cases may never look quite the same again.
Forming a unique composite of how the area appeared right before the disaster, the dozens of works created during the Howard County Arts Council‘s annual plein air paint out are also providing a means to help artists recover from it.
At least 18 people have died in severe flooding in West Virginia, according to the Associated Press. A deluge of 9 inches of rain in parts of the state destroyed or damaged more than 100 homes and knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes and businesses.
Parts of France and the UK are currently being battered by Storm Imogen. Thousands of homes have been left without power and commuters hit by road and rail chaos as Storm Imogen batters the South with gale force winds and torrential rain.
Missouri and other areas along the Mississippi river are facing major flooding events after intense rainfall and rising river levels. At least 20 people have been killed, and 19 levees along the river are still vulnerable.
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