On the other hand, a Las Vegas-based tour bus heading to the Grand Canyon rolled over in northwestern Arizona on Friday, killing one person and critically injuring two others, authorities said.
Travel remains ill-advised in much of the United States, with roadways treacherous and thousands of flights cancelled. Many school systems delayed or canceled face-to-face classes. But even staying home can be hazardous in places without power.
The high temperatures forced authorities to close coronavirus vaccination centres and schools in both the countries. The authorities also opened many cooling centres. People have been advised to stay in cool places as much as possible and drink plenty of water even if they do not feel thirsty.
The vast majority of deaths have occurred in Germany, while media reports suggest at least 24 people have died in Belgium. It is estimated thousands of Germans have been homeless after buildings collapsed or were deemed high risk.
The Netherlands remains on high alert as overflowing rivers threatened towns and villages throughout the southern province of Limburg.
The death toll in Germany has risen to at least 103.Germany's most read daily newspaper, Bild, headlined its front page "Floods of Death" after heavy rain fell in several regions of the country.
Police put the toll from the hard-hit Ahrweiler area of western Germany's Rhineland-Palatinate state at 110 and said they feared the number may still rise. In neighbouring North Rhine-Westphalia state, Germany's most populous, 45 people were confirmed dead, including four firefighters.