Floods lead to havoc in Central Europe

With nine people killed and thousands forced to ev... more

A submerged village of Kresice in Czech Republic. The flooding has come after several days of heavy rains in late May and early June, and is expected to exceed levels seen during the disastrous “once in a century” Central European floods of 2002. Reuters
1/7A submerged village of Kresice in Czech Republic. The flooding has come after several days of heavy rains in late May and early June, and is expected to exceed levels seen during the disastrous “once in a century” Central European floods of 2002. Reuters
Firefighters in a boat in Unterloiben, Austria. According to meteorological services, Austria has had two months worth of rain in just two days. The rest of the region reeled under water, with flooding of over 250 liters per square metre. AFP
2/7Firefighters in a boat in Unterloiben, Austria. According to meteorological services, Austria has had two months worth of rain in just two days. The rest of the region reeled under water, with flooding of over 250 liters per square metre. AFP
People stand next to the river Steyr in Austria. Spring and summer flooding in Central Europe, it is believed, is due to the track of low pressure areas which bring moist air from the Mediterranean over Central Europe. Reuters
3/7People stand next to the river Steyr in Austria. Spring and summer flooding in Central Europe, it is believed, is due to the track of low pressure areas which bring moist air from the Mediterranean over Central Europe. Reuters
People canoe through the flooded city of Wehlen, Germany. In the old town of Passau in southeast Germany, the water has gushed from three rivers: Danube, Inn and Ilz, pushing water levels to the highest they have been in 70 years. AFP
4/7People canoe through the flooded city of Wehlen, Germany. In the old town of Passau in southeast Germany, the water has gushed from three rivers: Danube, Inn and Ilz, pushing water levels to the highest they have been in 70 years. AFP
Czech army personnel build anti-flood barriers on the banks of the Vltava river in Prague. The Czech capital is on high alert as its buildings, churches and monuments dating back to the 14th Century, face the threat of being swamped by the floods. AFP
5/7Czech army personnel build anti-flood barriers on the banks of the Vltava river in Prague. The Czech capital is on high alert as its buildings, churches and monuments dating back to the 14th Century, face the threat of being swamped by the floods. AFP
A woman crosses a makeshift bridge in Unterloiben, Austria. Main roads in many areas of central Europe have been closed and rail services cut off. In some areas, electricity has been turned off as a precaution. AFP
6/7A woman crosses a makeshift bridge in Unterloiben, Austria. Main roads in many areas of central Europe have been closed and rail services cut off. In some areas, electricity has been turned off as a precaution. AFP
Members of the Red Cross make their way through the flooded old centre of Passau in Germany. The markers set in 1954, when the city suffered its worst flooding in living memory, have disappeared beneath the rising water. AP
7/7Members of the Red Cross make their way through the flooded old centre of Passau in Germany. The markers set in 1954, when the city suffered its worst flooding in living memory, have disappeared beneath the rising water. AP
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