Flaming June

I've had enough of it already, so I pity the poor sods in Eastern Europe. Thousands have been forced to evacuate their homes in Slovakia as floods "destroyed crops, damaged buildings and cars, and left some residents homeless," according to a report on Reuters this morning.

Earlier in the month there were reports of similar problems in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia where a state of emergency has been declared in eastern parts of the country.

"It's basically our (hurricane) Katrina," said one Polish resident in the eastern Polish city of Lublin.

Poland and Hungary had an entire years worth of rainfall in May alone, and the rain has kept falling in June.