Floods in Central Europe: a sad record

June 6, 2013. Torrential rains have stopped in Germany, but the level of water in the rivers continues to rise, and some villages have turned into islands. In the east, tens of thousands of people have fled their homes due to flooding. On Wednesday, the water level in the Dresden Elbe exceeded 8.5 meters. In the city of Halle because of the threat of flooding will evacuate about 30,000 people: there is water in the river Saale (a tributary of the Elbe) rose to the highest level in the past 400 years, the level and scope of the dam.

Remains tense situation in Austria. In Vienna, the water level in the Danube exceeded the historical record flood in 2002, but in the west the water went down.

In the Czech Republic from the threat of flooding saved Prague, but in neighboring Slovakia on Wednesday killed a man. To record flooding preparing Bratislava.

Budapest is already struggling with the effects of floods. It is expected that on Monday, the water level in the Danube exceeds the historical record of 8.75 inches. Preparing for a flood is conducted in 20 districts of the Hungarian capital. Particular attention is given to a small zoo on Margaret Island — one of the attractions of the city. For security reasons, decided to evacuate the animals, making them a pre-injections with sleeping pills.

Source: Euronews

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