Tributaries Overflow in Bad Schandau, Saxony, After Torrential Rainfall

The town of Bad Schandau in Saxony, Germany, fell victim to flash flooding on July 17 when torrential rainfall caused tributaries of the river Elbe to overflow.

The State Office for Environment, Agriculture and Geology released a flood warning for Bad Schandau and all of the river basin tributaries of the Upper Elbe.

The flooding in the area caused the train service between Dresden and Prague to be cancelled.

Across Europe, at least 180 people have been killed by flooding. Officials say the risk has not disappeared and flood defenses are at risk of collapse in several countries.

This video, filmed by Andreas Hering, shows a stream of rapidly flowing water encroaching on the street. Credit: Andreas Hering via Storyful

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