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PostSubject: Flooding - how is everyone?   Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:05 pm

Just seen the footage of the awful flooding in Central Europe. How is everyone doing over there? Anyone been impacted?
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:29 pm

We always have a tour thro Europe on the way to Bulgaria, and i had an email this morning from one of the Hotels enroute to cancel our booking due to flood damage, this was in Frankenberg near Leipzip, maybe the 1st of many as we travel from Rotterdam to Berlin, down into Czech and then into Hungary. It looked horrendous on the TV, poor buggers.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:08 pm

i think all is well through BG but Germany france switsland have all had floods acording to the news and sweden is having a heat wave s
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Mon Jun 03, 2013 10:59 pm

All appears to be alright here, haven't heard of any floods in BG, although it has rained for the past few nights. But on the bright side I haven't had to use the watering can for a few days.

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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:05 am

Glad all is good in BG spoke with Dougie yesterday and he said all is dry in Silistra for now but has had 4 days of constant rain

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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:09 am

They said it is going to carry on raining for a few more days and that the Danube bursting its banks is a concern. Glad no one is having problems, but pity those in other countries that are. The damage after a flood must just be an utter mess to deal with.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:02 am

We have a factory just outside Prague , Ive spoken to a security guard for the estate, its a bit wet.....we have a very flooded car park and water is just seeping in , no real damage ,we are lucky as we store all sorts of things on the floor, the manager cant get there he is stranded about 40Km away with all the roads seriously flooded

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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:33 pm

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We have a factory just outside Prague , Ive spoken to a security guard for the estate, its a bit wet.....we have a very flooded car park and water is just seeping in , no real damage ,we are lucky as we store all sorts of things on the floor, the manager cant get there he is stranded about 40Km away with all the roads seriously flooded

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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:41 pm

unusal for our town but we had rain today and the garden drank it up as it fell. Every thing fresh and green again today so we are pleased about that. all that sun and rain and no rainbows
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:22 pm

Same here Chrissy..a couple of very light showers in the last week. Had to use the pump to water the garden today.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:17 pm

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Same here Chrissy..a couple of very light showers in the last week. Had to use the pump to water the garden today.

Lucky you bazz, I am going to VT on Friday to get the Marina pump you suggested.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Wed Jun 05, 2013 9:17 am

Glad to hear that Eric..give me a shout if you have any probs.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Wed Jun 05, 2013 1:15 pm

bgbazz wrote:
Glad to hear that Eric..give me a shout if you have any probs.

Many thanks Barry - fingers crossed that all will go well.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:03 am

There is a bit here from the bbc news

Thousands flee flood-hit parts of Germany and Hungary

Some 23,000 people were forced to leave their homes in the east German city of Magdeburg after a dam burst on the flood-swollen River Elbe.

Although water levels in Magdeburg were reported to be receding on Monday, the city and areas of the country further north remain on high alert.

In Hungary, 1,200 people had to leave their homes but flood defences in the capital Budapest appeared to have held.

At least 19 people have died in the floods in Central Europe.

Ten victims from the Czech Republic and five from Austria died after rivers rose to dangerous levels in both countries last week.

Analysts say the damage will cost billions of euros to clean up.

Meanwhile, parts of Poland's capital Warsaw were flooded on Sunday after hours of heavy rain.

One of the city's busiest motorways was inundated, and firefighters had to help stranded drivers to safety.
Sandbags

Flood defences in Budapest appeared to have held on Monday as waters from the Danube River started to recede, having reached an historic peak of 8.91m (29 ft) on Sunday.

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We have no reports of any catastrophic situation, the situation is normalising,"
Budapest Mayor Istvan Tarlos said on Monday.

Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban said the capital "
should be out of danger by Wednesday"
, but warned that the focus of defence efforts was now in the south of the country.

Along more than 700km (470 miles) of the River Danube, thousands of people, including many volunteers and even convicts from the prisons, worked to reinforce earth and sandbag barriers.

More than 1,200 people have been evacuated from their homes, although no flood-related deaths have yet been reported in Hungary.




In Magdeburg, the capital of Saxony-Anhalt state, flood waters rose to 7.44m (24ft), nearly four times higher than normal (2m) - forcing some 10% of the population, 23,000, to leave their homes.

Around 700 soldiers worked to build a dam of sandbags around a power sub-station in the badly-hit area of Rothensee in a bid to keep the power on.

The Suddeutsche Zeitung newspaper reported that flood water levels had fallen slightly in Magdeburg itself on Monday, but the situation remains critical.

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We hope that the dykes will withstand the pressure over the coming days, but we can't be 100% sure,"
said a fire brigade spokesman, Andreas Hamann.

But other parts of Saxony-Anhalt and neighbouring Brandenburg state remain under threat as the flood crest moves north, testing flood defences already weakened by days of heavy rain.

A dyke at Fischbeck, west of Berlin, was breached overnight leading to the evacuation of nearby villages.

A railway bridge on the line between Berlin and Cologne, Frankfurt and Amsterdam had to be closed, leading to significant delays or cancellations for train travellers.

The authorities in Germany are investigating an anonymous letter threatening attacks on several dams.

The motive behind the threats is not known, but the threat is being taken seriously, says the BBC's Stephen Evans in Berlin.

Chancellor Angela Merkel is planning a crisis meeting with leaders of Germany's regions on how to share the bill for the disaster, the Leipziger Volkszeitung newspaper reported.

"
We're dealing with a national catastrophe,"
Gerda Hasselfeldt, an MP with Mrs Merkel's Christian Social Union (CSU), was quoted as saying.
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PostSubject: Re: Flooding - how is everyone?   Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:14 am

I wonder if this is effecting anyone traveling over by road and going the Hungary Romania route .
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