Floods in Germany
Wednesday 24 August 2005 - 12: 52
German soldiers cross the city of Neu-Ulm in southern Bavaria on Wednesday. Since Monday, Germany is in turn flooded after Switzerland, Austria and the French Alps. According to German television, the floods could be larger than those of 1999.
In Neu-Ulm, around 900 people mobilized to build sand dams and gates to protect the houses and streets from the flood of the Danube which overflowed in the early morning. The waters of Isar also continue to rise. In Munich, uprooted trees are transported by a brown stream, a mixture of water and mud. At Mühldorf am Inn, the waters of the Inn reached almost 8 meters.
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