For the second night in a row, Berlin was treated to an amazing thunder and lightning show. Around 2:00 a.m., I was awaken to flashes of lightning and roaring thunder. This is the Fourth of July, Berlin style. The high winds and torrents of rain caused flooding in various parts of the city. There are reports of uprooted trees, and damaged cars and buildings. The last time I experienced this kind of event was Hurricane Irene.