Wednesday Jun 12
45,000 evacuate German towns due to floods caused by heavy rains
Record water levels on the Elbe River pushed northward Wednesday, forcing 45,000 people from their homes in northern and eastern Germany, officials said.
Thousands of Germans evacuate as dam on Elbe river breaks
Thousands of people left their homes in eastern Germany on Sunday as a dam burst on the swollen River Elbe and swathes of farmland were flooded in an attempt to spare towns, with meteorologists forecasting more rain.
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Thousands people evacuated following Elbe dam breach
In the east of Germany more than 23 thousand people are in need of evacuation because of dam breach on the river Elbe near Magdeburg.
Germany struggles to hold back flood 'catastrophe'
Thousands of emergency workers, troops and volunteers in Germany battled Sunday against central Europe's worst floods in over a decade, while the swelling Danube put Budapest on high alert.
Weapons exports reveal faults in German system
Germany prides itself on having "strict, even restrictive regulations" for the export of weapons of war.