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Floods Hit Germany: Northern Elbe River Region
WUSTER DAMM, GERMANY - JUNE 11: Bison who had fled a nearby farm stand in floodwaters from the Elbe river on June 11, 2013 in Wuster Damm, Germany. About a half dozen villages in Stendal county and large tracts of farmland are inundated following the collapse of a dyke at nearby Fischbeck. Floods have ravaged portions of southern and eatsern Germany in the last week, leaving at least seven people dead and forcing thousands to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Floods in central Europe force hundreds from their homes

3 June 2013

Torrential rain, flooding and landslides forced hundreds from their homes in central Europe. Rainfall reached record level in some places while the mighty Danube river burst its banks in Germany. Austria and the Czech Republic have also been badly affected by the unseasonable weather. Water level is still high but the clean-up operation has begun.