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