Severe storms have taken their toll across the globe this week. Take a look at these videos and photos of Mother Nature's worst.
Severe storms tore through Paris, France, on Tuesday.
"Ooh la la," said the photographer taking the video featured at the top of this story before the person audibly gulped at the violence of the wind. Just watch a Parisian café chair fly by this storefront.
Heavy rains flooded metro stations and caused the River Seine to rise almost 14 inches. In one hour, the city received a month's worth of rain. An anemometer on the Eiffel Tower clocked a wind gust of 65 mph.
A resident of the 16th arrondissement watched helplessly and gasped as the wind pried the roof off the building across the street.
The scene was a bit louder in Montpellier, France, when thunder crashed and lightning lit up the cathedral.
Paris is bracing for another round of storms Friday after a brief dry spell on Thursday, according to the FOX Weather Forecast Center.
Thunderstorms forced the Met Office in the United Kingdom to issue a warning in London.
A driver passed by a submerged car on the North Circular in London. Listen to her describe the scene of what she presumed happened.
"They smashed the back window," she remarked at the only obvious escape route. "Must have been kids in it or something."
Watch as double-decker busses precariously plow through floodwaters on a road left by torrential downpours. They were bumper deep on Forest Road in London.
The road turned into a river in London's West Hampstead neighborhood. Water, inches deep, surrounded cars and threatened shop owners.
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According to the FOX Weather Forecast Center, Londoners will have a break through the weekend before the next storm.
While summer storms blasted Europe, winter storms pounded New Zealand.
Heavy rains overflowed the Maitai River in Nelson, New Zealand, forcing 233 families to evacuate their homes, according to the Nelson Tasman Civil Defense.
An engineering firm took the video of an earth mover struggling against the rushing river to unblock storm drains.
"Wow!" exclaimed the photographer. "I didn't expect to look out the window and see a river on my street."
On top of the 3-4 inches that fell Wednesday, New Zealand's Met Service forecast 9-15 more inches of rain to fall over the area in the next 24 hours. The FOX Weather Forecast Center has the region in heavy rains at least until the weekend.