US south and southwest continues to swelter under extreme temperatures as parts of the US grapple with flood damage

Southwest residents swelter

Vermont capital cut off by floods

A state of emergency had been declared in Vermont on Tuesday after torrential rain caused severe flooding across the US state.

The capital, Montpelier, had been cut off from the rest of the state after main roads were damaged by the extreme weather. Footage shared online showed floodwaters reaching the windows of some buildings in downtown Montpelier.

in central Vermont: Addison, Orange and Washington.

in northeast Vermont: Caledonia, Essex and

in northwest Vermont: Chittenden, Franklin and Lamoille.

in southern Vermont: Windsor.

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