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As of the time of writing, 252 people have already died in Thailand due to more than two months of heavy rains.

This Thailand Flood Map highlights the areas which are ‘severely affected, ‘critical’, and ‘affected’ by the floods.

Click the map for more. See also: Reuters


Thunderstorms and politicians are a lot alike: Both drift with the wind, both are full of hot air and both shy away from high pressure. And, fair or not, many people judge both by their faces.
While politicans grin for votes, though, storms glower over their constituents. Some even grow strange “shelf clouds” along their leading edges, like the one pictured here over Enschede, Netherlands. These cloudy countenances stretch out ahead of a storm, sometimes foreshadowing danger and sometimes just grandstanding.
To see more scowling storms, and to find out what causes them, check out the following gallery of 9 frightening shelf clouds.

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