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German minister reacts on flood-protection measures

German minister reacts on flood-protection measures

June 11, AP – Germany record floods along the Elbe and Danube – just over a decade after its Elbe flood disaster in 2002 – were described by Environment Minister Peter Altmaier on Tuesday as “alarming” evidence that “extreme weather events” had become more frequent and required drastic hydrological remedies. Environment minister Peter Altmaier has […]

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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 […]

June 9, 2013 | By More
Family’s air lifted from raging European floods

Family’s air lifted from raging European floods

June 5, USTI NAD LABEM, Czech Republic (AP) — The drama in the southern German town of Deggendorf was being echoed in various degrees across vast tracts of central Europe. Authorities said at least 16 people have died and at least four others were missing in the surge of water overflowing riverbanks across the region […]

June 5, 2013 | By More