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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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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 […]

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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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