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Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

Swollen Elbe River forces mass evacuation in 10 German villages

June 10, BERLIN (AP) — Weeks of heavy rain this spring have sent the Elbe, the Danube and other rivers such as the Vltava and the Saale overflowing their banks, causing extensive damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. At least 22 flood-related deaths have been reported. The swollen […]

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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
Rising waters from Danube continue to create havoc in Europe

Rising waters from Danube continue to create havoc in Europe

June 8, BERLIN (AP) — Twenty people reportedly have already died in the floods across central Europe after several days of heavy rains. German news agency dpa said people in Magdeburg in Saxony-Anhalt were anxiously waiting downstream as the crest of the Elbe river approached Saturday, while residents further upstream were starting to clean up […]

June 8, 2013 | By More