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Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

Rising Elbe river force thousands to evacuate in Germany

June 9, BERLIN (AP) — At least 21 flood-related deaths have been reported in central Europe, as rivers such as the Danube, the Elbe and the Vlatava have overflowed after a week of heavy rains and caused extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. Thousands of people have […]

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German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

German Flood heads north mass evacuation continues alongside Elbe

June 7, AP – Thousands of people in northeastern Germany were working Thursday to fill sandbags as floodwaters in the Elbe river basin drain towards the North Sea. Floodwaters are draining into northern Germany as authorities rush to raise dikes. The historic center of Dresden has managed to avoid inundation by waters that have swamped […]

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“Extremely dramatic situation” in flood-hit German city Passau

“Extremely dramatic situation” in flood-hit German city Passau

PASSAU, Germany (AP) — The city was one of the worst hit by flooding that has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. At least eight people were reported to have died and nine were missing due to floods in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. Swollen […]

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Central Europe hit by floods authorities issued disaster warning

Central Europe hit by floods authorities issued disaster warning

June 2, BERLIN (AP) — Several people have died or are missing in the floods in Germany, the Czech Republic and Switzerland since Thursday. Czech officials warned that the waters of the Vltava river could reach critical levels in Prague late Sunday. Interim Mayor Tomas Hudecek said authorities were considering whether to shut down parts […]

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