Flooding in Europe. In Germany, the water broke through a dam in Magdeburg

June 10, 2013. Water broke through the dam on the river Elbe near Magdeburg in eastern Germany. Thousands of residents were forced to flee their homes.

On Sunday, the water in the Elbe reached 7 meters 44 cm This is four times more than usual.

Authorities are investigating a suspicious anonymous letter, which contains the risk of undermining a number of dams.

As the correspondent of the BBC BBC Steve Evans in Berlin, malicious motives are unclear, but the threat was taken seriously.

Because of the threat of flooding 23,000 residents have been evacuated. The supply of electricity in the city stopped.

German President Joachim Gauck visited the town of Halle in Magdeburg area, which has been hit by floods, and expressed support for the locals.

"It is great to see people come together and help each other. It is evident that many could hardly stand on his feet, but they are happy to help each other, and it encourages them, "- said the president.

The peak of the floods in Germany is expected next week.

Taming the Danube

The cause of the largest in the last few decades, flooding rains began.

In Eastern Europe, the element has killed at least 15 people. On the restoration work will have to spend several billion euros.

In Budapest, water barriers holding back until the water pressure.

Local residents, volunteers and prisoners from the prisons were working off the coast of the Danube length of over 700 km, strengthening of existing fencing and erecting new sandbag.

On Friday evening, all residents of a village near the town of Gyor had to leave their homes: a landslide has settled an artificial mound.

Posts of the victims of floods in Hungary yet been received.

It is expected that a record water level in the Danube in Budapest reached on Sunday evening. Currently building erected to a height of 9.5 m

Source: BBC Russian Service


In Budapest cope with the consequences of floods

Budapest, Hungary, June 9, 2013. © Laszlo Balogh | Reuters

June 10, 2013. On Monday morning, it was reported that in the Hungarian capital of Budapest is expected to peak floods that began a few days ago, the agency "RIA Novosti" with reference to a local newspaper Pester Lloyd. The water level in the city stood at 885 centimeters, 25 centimeters higher than the record value in 2006.

In this regard, in areas of the Danube River for disaster relief was directed Hungarian arms in the face of 4.6 thousand military personnel, 600 of whom are cheloek personnel of the Corps of Engineers. The army of the country if necessary, ready to mobilize another 5,000 military personnel and thousands of reservists.

At the moment, remain flooded city Győr, Komárom, in which the water level rose to 840 centimeters. Reported flooding outlying districts of Budapest. Evacuation of affected areas of the capital were hundreds of people.

Natural disasters occurring in European countries are an example of the effects of global warming. According to the head of the "Climate and Energy" WWF Russia Alexei Kokorin, they are expressed in the uneven rainfall patterns across the planet.

Esztergom, Hungary, June 9, 2013. © Laszlo Balogh | Reuters

Budapest, Hungary, June 9, 2013. © Laszlo Balogh | Reuters

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In Prague, opened all the metro station

June 10, 2013. On Sunday, the Prague State transport undertaking restore the functioning of the city's subway in full. All Metro Czech capital, previously closed due to flooding were open.

In total, the central districts of Prague were closed eight metro stations. Currently they are working on the entry and exit of passengers, according to "RIA Novosti" with reference to the statement of the Press Secretary enterprise Aneta Rzhehkovoy.

However, city officials do not rule out recurrence of floods, so the entrances to the metro station will be protective barriers. In the Czech Republic are continuing torrential rains.

As we reported earlier, on June 2, in 40 cities Czech Republic introduced a state of emergency declared due to rising water levels in the rivers and the threat of flooding.

The largest flood in a decade in Europe, affected not only the Czech Republic, but also Germany, Austria and Switzerland have been caused by slow-moving high-altitude cyclone. He literally hovered over Central Europe and for three weeks brought heavy rain showers.

Source: News Gismeteo

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