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DE – Worst floods in a decade claim lives in Germany

Lauenburg Floods 2013
Lauenburg Floods 2013

June 2013; thousands of volunteers and emergency personnel including firefighters and soldiers are working hard to contain the most dramatic floods in Germany in a decade.

Several days of heavy rains at the beginning of June caused dramatic flooding across many areas of Central Europe. The Elbe, which is the continent’s 4th largest river rose 7.7 meters, and in places broke its banks, making bridges and streets impassable in many regions of eastern and northern Germany..

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