Floods around the world: USA, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, Romania


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Roads in the town of Simbach in Southern Germany have turned to rivers, with cars covered by the rising water……devastating scenes which are being observed all around the world.

The current flooding mayhem isn’t just happening in Europe – it’s also hitting countries worldwide. Here’s a compilation of the worst floodings from around the world: the US, Mexico, Russia, China, France, Germany, Belgium, Ukraine, and Romania.

Just think, the worst is probably yet to come!

Let’s start with the ‘biblical’ floods currently sweeping across western and eastern Europe. Days of downpours have caused ten deaths in Germany, two in France and Romania and one in Belgium. The River Seine in Paris is six meters higher than normal.

Germany

In Germany, 10 people have been killed, including four in Baden-Wuerttemberg in flooding that hit Sunday and Monday.

The German Insurance Association estimated that this week’s flooding has caused some $500m in damage in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg alone.

Here some terrifying videos of the flooding.

France

Thousands have been evacuated as floods continue to threaten homes and businesses across the Paris region.

Floodwaters in Paris continue to rise with the River Seine due to hit a peak of up to 6.5m (21ft) later on Friday.

The world-famous Louvre and Orsay museums have been closed so staff can move priceless artworks to safety.

Le Château de Chambord is flooded, like in the old days.

Belgium

Belgium endured a fourth day of heavy rain, with flooding reported in several areas across the country. After widespread flooding hit northern Antwerp and the west of Flanders early in the week, waters kept rising in eastern areas around Limburg and Liege.

Several neighborhoods have had to be evacuated as cellars flooded and streets were submerged in overflowing creeks and rivers.

Forecast for the next few days is really bad: Météo: le déluge attendu sur l’est du pays

Romania

Two people were killed in floods in the Romanian counties of Vrancea and Bacau.

Several hundreds of families have been evacuated. Red alert! Firefighters and police officers conduct rescue operation.

Several rural areas are cut from the outside world.

Ukraine

As a result of heavy rain in Odessa, all major highways were flooded with sometimes more than half a meter of water on the roads.

Traffic chaos in the city!

Russia

The monthly precipitation – 82mm of rain – fell within 3 hours in Krasnodar, Russia on June 3, 2016.

This resulted in high level of water in streets blocking transport in the city.

Many houses have been evacuated.

United States of America

Two more soldiers were found and confirmed deceased at Fort Hood after their military vehicle overturned.

This brings the total deceased to five soldiers.

The search continues for the remaining four missing soldiers.

Mexico

More than 500 residential houses in the Iztapalapa neighborhood of Mexico City have been flooded by heavy rains.

According to official, everything is under control.

Iztapalapa is home to nearly 2 million people and is considered as one of the most densely populated areas of Mexico.

China

The east and central provinces of China are currently experiencing apocalyptical floods. More than five thousands people have been evacuated, hundreds of thousands are suffering material damage.

26 thousands hectares of land have been flooded.

Yes it’s flooding all over the world:

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