Tuesday 04 June 2013 Print A A A Email AP view gallery VIEW GALLERY Related articles Flood warning as storms sweep UK In pictures: Floods hit central Europe After the deluge… come more floods Heavy rain may cause more flooding Britain braced for floods: Heavy rain and high winds force Environmental Agency to issue over 150 flood alerts Suggested Topics Slovakia Cities Prague Germany Czech Republic Berlin Saxony Switzerland Poland Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Danube city of Passau today, hit by its worst flooding in five centuries. The deluge has claimed 12 lives and caused chaos in much of central Europe since Monday. Today, the floods swept north, threatening hundreds of towns and villages along the river Elbe. The historic city of Dresden was on high alert tonight and more than 4,000 army troops were being deployed in four German states to reinforce river dykes. Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes. Floodwaters also closed off sections of the main Berlin to Munich Autobahn. Ms Merkel pledged €100bn of emergency government aid for home and business owners to help them repair damage. “I spoke to residents who are already cleaning up and I am aware it will take weeks,” she said, “The damage and losses are long-term problems and our support will not dwindle.” In the Czech capital, Prague, river levels began to fall. But barriers continued to protect the historic city centre and the metro network remained closed. The floods have also swept through parts of Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. 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Tuesday 04 June 2013 Print A A A Email AP view gallery VIEW GALLERY Related articles Flood warning as storms sweep UK In pictures: Floods hit central Europe After the deluge… come more floods Heavy rain may cause more flooding Britain braced for floods: Heavy rain and high winds force Environmental Agency to issue over 150 flood alerts Suggested Topics Slovakia Cities Prague Germany Czech Republic Berlin Saxony Switzerland Poland Chancellor Angela Merkel visited the Danube city of Passau today, hit by its worst flooding in five centuries. The deluge has claimed 12 lives and caused chaos in much of central Europe since Monday. Today, the floods swept north, threatening hundreds of towns and villages along the river Elbe. The historic city of Dresden was on high alert tonight and more than 4,000 army troops were being deployed in four German states to reinforce river dykes. Tens of thousands of people were forced to flee their homes. Floodwaters also closed off sections of the main Berlin to Munich Autobahn. Ms Merkel pledged €100bn of emergency government aid for home and business owners to help them repair damage. “I spoke to residents who are already cleaning up and I am aware it will take weeks,” she said, “The damage and losses are long-term problems and our support will not dwindle.” In the Czech capital, Prague, river levels began to fall. But barriers continued to protect the historic city centre and the metro network remained closed. The floods have also swept through parts of Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Slovakia and Hungary. Tweet Comments More in Europe » Independent Comment blog comments powered by Disqus Top stories A Turkish riot policeman uses tear gas against a woman as people protest against the destruction of trees in a park brought about by a pedestrian project, in Taksim Square in central Istanbul ‘Woman in red’: Tear gas victim becomes symbol of Turkey’s bitter protests Nigel Farage (left) has branded John Bercow (right) Nigel Farage brands John Bercow a ‘disgrace’ for saying European migrants make better workers than Britons News in pictures World news in pictures UK news in pictures UK news in pictures More stories Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho Mourinho: ‘The problem with Cristiano is he thinks he knows it all’ Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter as Burton and Taylor Advanced Search Article archive Topics Most Viewed Most Commented Most Shared iJobs Job Widget Offshore Project Engineer £25000 – £32000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen… Offshore Operations Project Engineer £35000 – £45000 Per Annum: The Green Recruitment Company: The Green Recruitmen… Business Analyst – Banking – Bristol – £400/day! £400 per day: Orgtel: A top tier banking client urgently requires a Business A… Enthusiastic Year 2 Teacher – Part Time Competitive: Connex Education: Connex Education are working alongside a Derbys… View the latest from iJobs Day In a Page Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Voices in Danger: Ethiopian journalist – ‘I suffer but democracy cannot be defeated’ Voices in Danger Ethiopian journalist – ‘I suffer but democracy cannot be defeated’ Food packaging and furniture: What to avoid when you’re expecting Food packaging and furniture: What to avoid when you’re expecting Everyone knows smoking and long-haul flights are off-limits for pregnant women. But are all of these everyday objects really bad news as well? ‘I didn’t mean it’: John Galliano redesigns his reputation two years after intoxicated anti-Semitic rant ‘I didn’t mean it…’ John Galliano redesigns his reputation two years after intoxicated anti-Semitic rant Room service: The final call on a luxury that is just not profitable Room service: The final call on a luxury that is just not profitable At the New York Hilton, you will soon have to make do with a ‘grab ‘n go’ cafeteria Manicure mania: The business that nailed the beauty boom Manicure mania: The business that nailed the beauty boom As the high street suffers, the growing market for glamour has given one trade a remarkable lift Full Force? Sadly not…which may curb future Lions tours Full Force? Sadly not…which may curb future Lions tours Hosts’ Super 15 match leads them to rest players today which belittles the fixture Usain Bolt: The sprinter is back… and ready for the World Championships Usain Bolt interview The world’s fastest man is back… and ready for the World Championships James Lawton: You can rely on Lord Gower to stir the Aussies into an Ashes fervour James Lawton You can rely on Lord Gower to stir the Aussies into an Ashes fervour Steve Bunce on Boxing: David Haye v Tyson Fury – it all makes perfect sense for both fighters Steve Bunce on Boxing David Haye v Tyson Fury – it all makes perfect sense for both fighters Let The Right One In: vampires on stage Let The Right One In The cult Swedish vampire novel has been adapted again – this time for the Scottish stage A tale of ordinary madness A tale of ordinary madness Easy to think that insanity is romantic, until you admit your mother to a psychiatric ward Chemotherapy, Cakes and Cancer: a guide for children Chemotherapy, Cakes and Cancer A book about facing life-threatening illness that is given to every child who’s diagnosed Dug out canoes were Bronze Age Britons’ ‘run-abouts’ of choice, say archaeologists Bronze Age Britons’ ‘run-abouts’ The dug oat canoes found in a long-buried river channel in Cambridgeshire Who stashed the Cheapside Hoard? Exhibition sheds new light ‘most important’ collection of Elizabethan jewellery Who stashed the Cheapside Hoard? Exhibition sheds new light ‘most important’ collection of Elizabethan jewellery Students’ city guide to cheapest housing – and beer Students’ city guide to cheapest housing – and beer For the best education with lowest levels of rent, head for Durham

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