Bavaria flooded, underwater historic districts

Bavaria flooded, underwater historic neighborhoods.  Photo: rg-rb.deIn the German city of Regensburg (Bavaria), located on the banks of the Danube, because of flooding caused by melting snow and rain, the water level in the river rose to the level of 6.3 meters, and continues to rise at a rate of 3 centimeters per hour. Many of the homes in the historic city flooded.

In Regensburg taken increased security measures. In the course of the day employees of a federal agency to provide technical support, as well as firefighters, performing in Germany in the event of natural disasters features lifeguards will strengthen levees with sandbags.

However, the urban crisis management headquarters predicts that this time the water reaches catastrophic levels of 1988 and 2002, when the city was declared a state of emergency and had to install the mobile protective walls designed to block the path of the water to the city.

Meanwhile, in the Bavarian town of Passau, the Danube is returned to normal. The water level is reduced from 9.2 meters to 8.4 meters. In the course of the day the water is expected to decline by 20 centimeters.

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