Second Once A Century Flood This Century | Germany | 2013

10 Dead In Germany/June 2013
German Floods

Das is nicht möglich

A state of emergency has been declared in Eastern Europe and Germany as the second once in a century flood since 2002 killed at least 10 in southern and eastern Europe on June 3. Residents of Greiz, Zwickau and Grimma were evacuated as the Danube flood waters moved on to record flood stage in Germany, Switzerland and Austria.The Government dispatched thousands of soldiers to assist with the evacuation of cities and towns, including the Bavarian city of Passau which experienced its worst flooding since 1501.Shipping was suspended on the Rhine, Main and Neckar rivers as were rail services between some major cities. The situation is described as “dramatic.”

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