Flooding In Europe: Floods In Germany, Austria, The Czech Republic, Hungary And Slovakia In Pictures [PHOTOS]

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on June 11 2013 10:21 AM
  • Flooding Europe Firefighters
    Firefighters use a boat to search for residents after the river Elbe flooded the village of Kabelitz, north of Magdeburg Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Pastures
    An aerial view shows waters of Elbe river inundating pastures during floods near Magdeburg in the federal state of Saxony Anhalt Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Pool
    Garden with swimming pool is inundated by waters of Elbe river during floods near Magdeburg Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Danube Woman
    A woman watches the flooding Danube River in Budapest Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Fiat Car
    A thin film of mud covers a Fiat 500 after the floods of the nearby Danube river subsided at a car dealership in Fischerdorf Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Super Puma
    A Super Puma of the German Federal Police Bundespolizei carries sandbags to fix the broken dam built to contain the swollen Elbe river during floods near the village of Fischbeck Reuters
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    A helicopter of the German armed forces Bundeswehr drops sandbags next to a broken dam built to contain the swollen Elbe river during floods near the village of Fischbeck Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Dam
    Broken dam built to contain swollen Elbe river during floods is pictured infront of Fischbeck Reuters
  • Flooding Europe Billboard
    A partially submerged billboard on a tramstop is seen on the flooded embankments of the Danube River in Budapest Reuters
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Heavy rain between late May and early June 2013 caused the Danube, Elbe, Rhine and other rivers to flood in central Europe, placing parts of Germany, Austria, The Czech Republic, Hungary and Slovakia underwater. Firefighters and other emergency responders had to rely on boats to search for stranded residents. In Germany, a breach of a flood dam required the German Armed Forces to fly in sandbags to contain the breach near the village of Fischbeck. While the waters are starting to recede in some areas, floodwaters have left their mark, claiming at least 22 lives and forcing thousands to evacuate from their homes. Take a look at the flooding in photos.

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