At least 15 people are now reported to have died during week long extreme flooding in Poland, the worst to hit the country in more than a decade.
The economic cost is also mounting. It is now estimated at more than 2 billion euros.
Poland’s biggest river, the Vistula, is not thought to have experienced anything like this since 1884 as a huge tide of water moves northwards.
The situation was particularly bad on Monday in the village of Swiniary northwest of Warsaw, where water from the Vistula had punched a huge hole in a dyke.
Thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes with reports many residents remain stranded.
While water levels peaked over the weekend schools in the capital remain shut as a precaution amid fears dykes could burst.
Many of Poland’s flood barriers are thought to be in very poor condition following a week of heavy rain and the army and police have been working tirelessly in an effort shore up defences along river banks.