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Central Europe: Floods Force Thousands to Evacuate, Disrupt Rail Service

Date: May 19th, 2010 | No Comments

Floods due to heavy rain in central Europe forced thousands of people to evacuate in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Electricity was knocked out in some areas and rail travel was disrupted. In Poland, officials closed the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau and moved museum artifacts and displays to upper floors to [read more]

Central Europe: Floods

Date: August 23rd, 2005 | No Comments

Three days of torrential rain caused extensive flooding in Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. In Switzerland, rail service through the Alps to Italy was shut down and many major roads were closed. Several villages, including the resort town of Grindelwald, were cut off and floods threatened parts of Interlaken and Bern, the [read more]

Central Europe: Floods Threaten Many Countries

Date: April 4th, 2006 | No Comments

Flooding from melting snow and heavy rain threatened a repeat of the catastrophic floods of 2002. Floods forced evacuations in the Czech Republic, where a state of emergency was declared in seven of its 14 regions, in Hungary, Germany and Slovakia. Serbia and Romania were on high alert. Unlike the floods of 2002, the current [read more]

Central Europe

Date: May 13th, 2002 | No Comments

Blizzards across central Europe blocked roads and cut off hundreds of villages in Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic last week. The army was called out in all three countries over the February 14 weekend to help clear roads and air-drop emergency supplies to snowbound towns. Check with authorities before venturing outside major cities. Heavy [read more]

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