Friday, June 7, 2013

Dresden prepares for Elbe to flood

The German city of Dresden waited anxiously Thursday to see if the swollen River Elbe, which has brought misery to thousands in the Czech Republic, would breach its flood defenses.

The river is expected to crest in Dresden late Thursday or early Friday. It is running at about 8.5 meters, compared with a normal average of 2 meters, and is likely to reach about 9 meters (30 feet) when the flow peaks.

http://edition.cnn.com/2013/06/06/world/europe/europe-flood/index.html?hpt=hp_t3