Germany Floods, German soldiers have joined emergency services fighting heavy floods in southern and eastern Germany. Water levels rose again overnight, with readings in some parts higher than in the devastating floods in 1954.
More rain is expected to fall in eastern and southern Germany on Monday, with forecasters expecting record water levels. At least four people are dead or missing.
Several dams in the German states of Bavaria and Thuringia broke, large parts of those states are without power and many schools are closed on Monday.
The German military sent 150 soldiers to the Bavarian city of Passau alone to help around 300 emergency services staff battle the floods. Water levels exceed 12.2 meters, a reading last seen in 1954.
On Sunday, states of emergency were declared in several parts in the Bavaria, Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt.
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Along the Danube in Germany, water levels climbed to 12 meters (39 feet), along the Inn they reached 9.6 meters.
“The situation is dramatic, especially in Wetterzeube, where we’re expecting the worst floods along the White Elster river since 1924,” Saxony-Anhalt State Premier Reiner Haseloff said.