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Flooding in Central Europe
The rain may have eased, but more flooding is expected
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2013 12:51
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The flood water is now roaring down the rivers towards the sea. Having seen the extent of the problems in countries such as Germany, locations further downstream are on high alert.


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Rain poured across Europe for weeks on end, resulting in flooding and swollen rivers.
JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images

As the rain came down, the snow melted rapidly, which exacerbated the problems.

ROBERT MICHAEL/AFP/Getty Images
Levees burst and rivers overflowed, inundating towns and cities.
Jan Woitas/EPA
Eastern Germany was badly hit. The village of Halle was just one of a number of locations that saw streets submerged. Thousands of residents were urged to evacuate.
MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Germany isn't alone in seeing the flooding. Just across the border, the Czech Republic is also suffering.

MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

Nineteen-thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the Czech Republic as the waters rose.

MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

At least 12 people are known to have died in the flooding, with four more still missing.

DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
In many places, even protective barriers were unable to stop the surge of water.
MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images
Two of the most affected rivers were the Elbe and the Danube.
DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
All the flooding in the rivers now has to flow downstream to reach the sea.
DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
The Danube flows through Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria before reaching the Black Sea.
MICHAL CIZEK/AFP/Getty Images

The countries that lie further downstream are now on high alert.

SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Slovakia knew the flooding was coming. Protection walls were put up to try to reduce the problems.
SAMUEL KUBANI/AFP/Getty Images
Despite the preparations, large parts of the western suburbs of the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, were submerged on Wednesday.
DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images
The flooding is expected to inundate parts of Hungary in the next few days as it continues to race towards the sea.
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Rain poured across Europe for weeks on end, resulting in flooding and swollen rivers.;*;

As the rain came down, the snow melted rapidly, which exacerbated the problems.

;*;Levees burst and rivers overflowed, inundating towns and cities.;*;Eastern Germany was badly hit. The village of Halle was just one of a number of locations that saw streets submerged. Thousands of residents were urged to evacuate.;*;

Germany isn(***)t alone in seeing the flooding. Just across the border, the Czech Republic is also suffering.

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Nineteen-thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the Czech Republic as the waters rose.

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At least 12 people are known to have died in the flooding, with four more still missing.

;*;In many places, even protective barriers were unable to stop the surge of water.;*;Two of the most affected rivers were the Elbe and the Danube.;*;All the flooding in the rivers now has to flow downstream to reach the sea.;*;The Danube flows through Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria before reaching the Black Sea.;*;

The countries that lie further downstream are now on high alert.

;*;Slovakia knew the flooding was coming. Protection walls were put up to try to reduce the problems.;*;Despite the preparations, large parts of the western suburbs of the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, were submerged on Wednesday.;*;The flooding is expected to inundate parts of Hungary in the next few days as it continues to race towards the sea. Daylife ID:
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Rain poured across Europe for weeks on end, resulting in flooding and swollen rivers.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 16:57:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=05jtfLYe6i6dwJOHANNES EISELEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Rain poured across Europe for weeks on end, resulting in flooding and swollen rivers.

Flooding hits Europe
The German countryside is submergedhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=09WicrMaOKfPk

As the rain water poured, the snow melted rapidly, which exacerbated the problems.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:35:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=09WicrMaOKfPkJOHANNES EISELEAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

As the rain water poured, the snow melted rapidly, which exacerbated the problems.

The German countryside is submerged
Drenched Dresdenhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=03LV5VI42I6EJ

Levees burst and rivers overflowed, inundating towns and cities.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 18:01:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=03LV5VI42I6EJROBERT MICHAELAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Levees burst and rivers overflowed, inundating towns and cities.

Drenched Dresden
Hell hits Hallehttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0g212CPgwX4Zo

Eastern Germany was badly hit. The village of Halle was just one of a number of locations that saw streets submerged. Thousands of residents were urged to evacuate.

Thu, 06 Jun 2013 06:08:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0g212CPgwX4ZoJan WoitasEPAEPA Images

Eastern Germany was badly hit. The village of Halle was just one of a number of locations that saw streets submerged. Thousands of residents were urged to evacuate.

Hell hits Halle
No through roadhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=08ev6FUc9tevf

Germany isn't alone in seeing the flooding. Just across the border, the Czech Republic is also suffering.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:40:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=08ev6FUc9tevfMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Germany isn't alone in seeing the flooding. Just across the border, the Czech Republic is also suffering.

No through road
Water rises to the roofshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=00rl4xhc2u2cZ

19 thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the Czech Republic as the waters rose.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:33:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=00rl4xhc2u2cZMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

19 thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the Czech Republic as the waters rose.

Water rises to the roofs
Water spills into the streetshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=04jv0Xs2tr5Fy

At least 12 people are known to have died in the flooding, with 4 more still missing.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=04jv0Xs2tr5FyMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

At least 12 people are known to have died in the flooding, with 4 more still missing.

Water spills into the streets
Will the barriers hold?http://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=00LzdddcjE3Ms

In many places, even protective barriers were unable to stop the surge of water.


Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:20:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=00LzdddcjE3MsDIETER NAGLAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

In many places, even protective barriers were unable to stop the surge of water.


Will the barriers hold?
Soggy sun umbrellashttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0gqRcbN3a64as

Two of the most affected rivers were the Elbe and the Danube.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:29:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0gqRcbN3a64asMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Two of the most affected rivers were the Elbe and the Danube.

Soggy sun umbrellas
Signposts for boatshttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=03ic3jMbHObRX

All the flooding in the rivers now has to flow downstream to reach the sea.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:26:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=03ic3jMbHObRXDIETER NAGLAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

All the flooding in the rivers now has to flow downstream to reach the sea.

Signposts for boats
A fast-flowing situationhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=05l83Id33I7Da

The Danube flows through Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria before reaching the Black Sea.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=05l83Id33I7DaDIETER NAGLAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The Danube flows through Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria before reaching the Black Sea.

A fast-flowing situation
Don't ask for a room on the ground floorhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0cxE8OJeBCeAQ

These countries which lie further downstream are now on high alert.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 13:38:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0cxE8OJeBCeAQMICHAL CIZEKAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

These countries which lie further downstream are now on high alert.

Don't ask for a room on the ground floor
Bracing for the worst in Bratislavahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0eNG9877hE9g6

Slovakia knew the flooding was coming. Protection walls were put up to try to reduce the problems.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:37:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0eNG9877hE9g6SAMUEL KUBANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Slovakia knew the flooding was coming. Protection walls were put up to try to reduce the problems.

Bracing for the worst in Bratislava
Soaking in Slovakiahttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0atm46X4Ps9Au

Despite the preparations, large parts of the western suburbs of the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, were submerged on Wednesday.

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:00:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0atm46X4Ps9AuSAMUEL KUBANIAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

Despite the preparations, large parts of the western suburbs of the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, were submerged on Wednesday.

Soaking in Slovakia
Hoping for the best in Hungaryhttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0eR67pObNy1R7

The flooding is expected to inundate parts of Hungary in the next few days as it continues to race towards the sea.

Tue, 04 Jun 2013 19:41:00 GMThttp://aljazeera.smartgalleries.net/gallery/Flooding-in-Europe?image_id=0eR67pObNy1R7DIETER NAGLAFP/Getty ImagesGetty Images

The flooding is expected to inundate parts of Hungary in the next few days as it continues to race towards the sea.

Hoping for the best in Hungary


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