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    People stand on the roof of a building and look at a flooded street in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


    People stand on the roof of a building and look at a flooded street in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




    Members of the emergency services travel by boat along flooded streets in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


    Members of the emergency services travel by boat along flooded streets in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




    Swans pass by a flooded restaurant in the Vltava river on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)


    Swans pass by a flooded restaurant in the Vltava river on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)




    A swan swims on a flooded road is on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/Reuters)


    A swan swims on a flooded road is on June 03, 2013 in Prague. (Photo by Michal Cizek/Reuters)




    A flooded statue stands in the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


    A flooded statue stands in the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)




    People look at the flooded A8 highway, which stretches from Munich to Salzburg, near Grabenstaett June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


    People look at the flooded A8 highway, which stretches from Munich to Salzburg, near Grabenstaett June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)




    Floodwater of the river Mulde encloses some houses north of Eilenburg, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Jens Wolf/Reuters)


    Floodwater of the river Mulde encloses some houses north of Eilenburg, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Jens Wolf/Reuters)




    A man on a inflatable mattress paddles through a overflooded street in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Andreas Gebert/AFP Photo)


    A man on a inflatable mattress paddles through a overflooded street in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Andreas Gebert/AFP Photo)




    A woman with rubber boots walks across a flooded street under a bridge in Dresden, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)


    A woman with rubber boots walks across a flooded street under a bridge in Dresden, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)




    Houses are partially submerged by flood water in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


    Houses are partially submerged by flood water in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




    An aerial view of the overflooded Germany city of Passau on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP Photo)


    An aerial view of the overflooded Germany city of Passau on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP Photo)




    The city hall of Grimma, eastern Germany, is surrounded by floods Monday, June 3, 2013. Flooding has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. (Photo by Jens Wolf/AP Photo/Dpa)


    The city hall of Grimma, eastern Germany, is surrounded by floods Monday, June 3, 2013. Flooding has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. (Photo by Jens Wolf/AP Photo/Dpa)




    Members of the Red Cross make their way by boats in the flooded street in the center of Passau, southern Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Raging waters from three rivers have flooded large parts of the southeast German city following days of heavy rainfall in central Europe. A spokesman for the city's crisis center said Monday that the situation was [extremely dramatic] and waters are expected to rise further by midday to their level highest in 70 years. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)


    Members of the Red Cross make their way by boats in the flooded street in the center of Passau, southern Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Raging waters from three rivers have flooded large parts of the southeast German city following days of heavy rainfall in central Europe. A spokesman for the city's crisis center said Monday that the situation was [extremely dramatic] and waters are expected to rise further by midday to their level highest in 70 years. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)




    Residents of flooded areas in Gera, eastern Germany are evacuated on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Marc Tirl/AFP Photo)


    Residents of flooded areas in Gera, eastern Germany are evacuated on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Marc Tirl/AFP Photo)




    A member of the emergency services travels by boat along a flooded street in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


    A member of the emergency services travels by boat along a flooded street in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




    A man carrying plastic bags makes his way through a overfloode street in Doebeln, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Arno Burgi/AFP Photo)


    A man carrying plastic bags makes his way through a overfloode street in Doebeln, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Arno Burgi/AFP Photo)




    Members of the emergency services walking past sand bags protecting a building from flood water, are reflected in a traffic mirror in a street in the centre of the Austrian town of Melk, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


    Members of the emergency services walking past sand bags protecting a building from flood water, are reflected in a traffic mirror in a street in the centre of the Austrian town of Melk, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




    The sign above the door of restaurant and hotel 'Am Paulusbogen' is partially submerged in the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


    The sign above the door of restaurant and hotel [Am Paulusbogen] is partially submerged in the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




    The Sunday, June 2, 2013 photo shows a couple trying to save three small kittens hidden in a plastic bag, which were endangered by a swollen Botic creek in Prague's suburb Zabehlice, Czech Republic, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


    The Sunday, June 2, 2013 photo shows a couple trying to save three small kittens hidden in a plastic bag, which were endangered by a swollen Botic creek in Prague's suburb Zabehlice, Czech Republic, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)




    A family watches the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


    A family watches the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


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Floods Ravage Central Europe


People stand on the roof of a building and look at a flooded street in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


People stand on the roof of a building and look at a flooded street in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




Members of the emergency services travel by boat along flooded streets in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


Members of the emergency services travel by boat along flooded streets in the centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




Swans pass by a flooded restaurant in the Vltava river on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)


Swans pass by a flooded restaurant in the Vltava river on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/AFP Photo)




A swan swims on a flooded road is on June 03, 2013 in Prague. The Czech capital was flooded, with metro stations and elementary and secondary schools shut after the Vltava river rose, flooding parts of the historic city centre due to heavy rainfalls. (Photo by Michal Cizek/Reuters)


A swan swims on a flooded road is on June 03, 2013 in Prague. (Photo by Michal Cizek/Reuters)




A flooded statue stands in the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


A flooded statue stands in the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)




People look at the flooded A8 highway, which stretches from Munich to Salzburg, near Grabenstaett June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)


People look at the flooded A8 highway, which stretches from Munich to Salzburg, near Grabenstaett June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michael Dalder/Reuters)




Floodwater of the river Mulde encloses some houses north of Eilenburg, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Jens Wolf/Reuters)


Floodwater of the river Mulde encloses some houses north of Eilenburg, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Jens Wolf/Reuters)




A man on a inflatable mattress paddles through a overflooded street in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Andreas Gebert/AFP Photo)


A man on a inflatable mattress paddles through a overflooded street in Passau, southern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Andreas Gebert/AFP Photo)




A woman with rubber boots walks across a flooded street under a bridge in Dresden, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)


A woman with rubber boots walks across a flooded street under a bridge in Dresden, Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Markus Schreiber/AP Photo)




Houses are partially submerged by flood water in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


Houses are partially submerged by flood water in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




An aerial view of the overflooded Germany city of Passau on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP Photo)


An aerial view of the overflooded Germany city of Passau on June 3, 2013. (Photo by Peter Kneffel/AFP Photo)




The city hall of Grimma, eastern Germany, is surrounded by floods Monday, June 3, 2013. Flooding has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. (Photo by Jens Wolf/AP Photo/Dpa)


The city hall of Grimma, eastern Germany, is surrounded by floods Monday, June 3, 2013. Flooding has spread across a large area of central Europe following heavy rainfall in recent days. (Photo by Jens Wolf/AP Photo/Dpa)




Members of the Red Cross make their way by boats in the flooded street in the center of Passau, southern Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Raging waters from three rivers have flooded large parts of the southeast German city following days of heavy rainfall in central Europe. A spokesman for the city's crisis center said Monday that the situation was [extremely dramatic] and waters are expected to rise further by midday to their level highest in 70 years. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)


Members of the Red Cross make their way by boats in the flooded street in the center of Passau, southern Germany, Monday, June 3, 2013. Raging waters from three rivers have flooded large parts of the southeast German city following days of heavy rainfall in central Europe. A spokesman for the city's crisis center said Monday that the situation was [extremely dramatic] and waters are expected to rise further by midday to their level highest in 70 years. (Photo by Matthias Schrader/AP Photo)




Residents of flooded areas in Gera, eastern Germany are evacuated on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Marc Tirl/AFP Photo)


Residents of flooded areas in Gera, eastern Germany are evacuated on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Marc Tirl/AFP Photo)




A member of the emergency services travels by boat along a flooded street in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


A member of the emergency services travels by boat along a flooded street in the centre of the Austrian village of Emmersdorf, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




A man carrying plastic bags makes his way through a overfloode street in Doebeln, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Arno Burgi/AFP Photo)


A man carrying plastic bags makes his way through a overfloode street in Doebeln, eastern Germany, on June 3, 2013. Parts of the eastern and southern Germany were flooded due to heavy and ongoing rainfalls. (Photo by Arno Burgi/AFP Photo)




Members of the emergency services walking past sand bags protecting a building from flood water, are reflected in a traffic mirror in a street in the centre of the Austrian town of Melk, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)


Members of the emergency services walking past sand bags protecting a building from flood water, are reflected in a traffic mirror in a street in the centre of the Austrian town of Melk, about 100 km (62 miles) west of Vienna June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in Tyrol, Salzburg, Upper and Lower Austria caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Leonhard Foeger/Reuters)




The sign above the door of restaurant and hotel 'Am Paulusbogen' is partially submerged in the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. Torrential rain in the south and south-east of Germany caused heavy flooding over the weekend, forcing people to evacuate their homes. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)


The sign above the door of restaurant and hotel [Am Paulusbogen] is partially submerged in the flooded centre of the Bavarian town of Passau, about 200 km (124 miles) north-east of Munich June 3, 2013. (Photo by Michaela Rehle/Reuters)




The Sunday, June 2, 2013 photo shows a couple trying to save three small kittens hidden in a plastic bag, which were endangered by a swollen Botic creek in Prague's suburb Zabehlice, Czech Republic, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


The Sunday, June 2, 2013 photo shows a couple trying to save three small kittens hidden in a plastic bag, which were endangered by a swollen Botic creek in Prague's suburb Zabehlice, Czech Republic, on Sunday, June 2, 2013. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)




A family watches the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


A family watches the swollen Vltava river in the center of Prague, Czech Republic, Sunday, June 2, 2013. Heavy rainfalls cause flooding along rivers and lakes in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Czech Republic. (Photo by Roman Vondrous/AP Photo/CTK)


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