Fears grow for record flood levels in central Europe

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Fears grow for record flood levels in central Europe

Fears grow for record flood levels in central Europe
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Severe flooding in central Europe is continuing to cause havoc with the high water expected to reach record levels.

A dozen people have already died since the weekend.

In the German city of Dresden the authorities are warning the river Elbe could reach nine metres – that is seven above what is normal for this time of year.

Huge parts of the city are already flooded, hundreds have been evacuated and schools closed.

Elsewhere in flood-affected regions, soldiers and residents have been reinforcing soaked dikes with sandbags to keep them from breaking.

In the Czech Republic, numerous Prague suburbs have been under water but levels there appear to be receding.

Austria, Slovakia and Poland are just a few of the countries which have also been coping with the floods.

Hungary has declared a state of emergency, with the river Danube expected to peak at Budapest on Thursday.

Floods in Prague, before and after

  • Floods in Prague

    Kampa Museum on Google Maps

  • Kampa Museum after the flood

  • Smetanovo nábřeží on Google Maps

  • Smetanovo nábřeží after the flood

  • Stefanikuv bridge, Google Maps

  • Stefanikuv bridge after the flood

  • From Legil bridge, Google Maps

  • From Legil bridge after the flood

  • Palmovka area on Google Maps

  • Palmovka area after the flood