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Pray For Central Europe! Floods Again... (pics)  
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 1304 times:

Hi guys,
I am here, in sunny Costa Rica, while my belowed city and country are flooding. I feel sooooo helpless!!!

Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Germany and Austria are all flooding now because of the melting snow and rains affecting Central Europe now. Please pray so that the terrible catastrophe that happened in 2002 wont happen again in Central Europe.
Today, a 5year old boy drowned in the Czech Rep, while in Poland and Germany, two people are dead already. RIP!!

Some pics from Prague and Czech Republic for you:

Prague today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/abechny/prague1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/abechny/flood3.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/abechny/flood4.jpg

Czech Rep today:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/abechny/flood1.jpg

Army helping with sandbag walls:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v306/abechny/flood2.jpg

Have a nice, dry day.
Adam

[Edited 2006-03-29 04:43:41]


Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
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User currently offlineArmitageShanks From UK - England, joined Dec 2003, 3619 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1287 times:

Wow, that's pretty wild. It doesn't look too devistating from those pics, and lets hope it stays that way.

User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1284 times:

Quoting ArmitageShanks (Reply 1):
It doesn't look too devistating from those pics

The problem with photos like that is that tehy don't show you what all that water is doing to what's in your basement, or what 3ft of water inside your car engine will do. My daughter's boyfriend lost both his car and his truck last year durng all the flooding in NH, as well as a bunch of stuff he had stored in his basement and garage. For a college student that's alot of $$$.

My thoughts are with everyone in the flood zone.



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User currently offlineBoeing4ever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1273 times:

Back in the summer of 96 or 97 I was in Poland during the heavy flooding. I toured the outer areas of the city of Opole after the water had receded. The Polish Army was still ferrying evacuees around in trucks. You could see from the stains on the stucco over some of the houses just out high the water had reaches. Of course the Odra (Oder) River is one of the major rivers in the country, and the swell travelled further. I remember the sandbags in Wroclaw. It was quite devastating, and I also remember the drive to raise money for the victims with CD sales (from celebrities) and what not. Central Europe seems precariously vulnerable to such flooding.

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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1261 times:

South Sweden affected as well, biggest pileup ever in a fog related carcrash,
about 100 cars involved.


User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1247 times:

I hope those major screw ups and mismanagement back in 2002 (e.g. flooding of the Prague metro system, late evacuation of the zoo, etc.) was a lesson enough for those responsible to remember while making decisions this time.

Quoting Boeing4ever (Reply 3):
Central Europe seems precariously vulnerable to such flooding.

It's bad, it's more often than I'd like, but it's nowhere near what's going on in Bangladesh and some other places in SE Asia year after year.

Quoting Kmh1956 (Reply 2):
what 3ft of water inside your car engine will do

you'll see ads for those really "good deals" on used cars few months later
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User currently offlineTbar220 From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7013 posts, RR: 26
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1245 times:

Wow, that looks pretty bad. I hope not too many people are affected by it.


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User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1238 times:

Quoting Tbar220 (Reply 6):
I hope not too many people are affected by it.

So far it only looks bad, with only very few people being affected by the floods directly (property), other. The catch is, the winter has been the longest in last 30 or 40 years, with huge amounts of snow still in the border mountains (all 3 major Czech rivers spring from these mountains and flow inland).
If the snow melts really fast, we'll have a problem.


User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

Hamburg had it really hard recently. Not because of floodings, but because of a Tornado which whipped through parts of the Harburg region. There are also quite a few tornado warnings in parts of Northern Germany.

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1221 times:

What do you expect? We had a winter with quite a bit of snow in the Alps and other mountainous areas of Europe (remember the roofds of buildings collapsing in Germany and Poland because of the snow?).
Now the weather got warmer, due to the low pressure areas moving again (spring time storms any one?) we'll have a lot of rain as well, added to the water from the melting snow from the mountains.
If e.g. somebody in Cologne or else along the river Rhine or the Danube complains about floods, I feel like slapping him left and right, because he knowingly bought land in an area which has been regularly flooded since centuries.

Jan


User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

Thanks everyone for their support. I dont have any recent news, so as soon as I have some, I will post them here ASAP.
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently onlineL410Turbolet From Czech Republic, joined May 2004, 5694 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 1123 times:

During the night the authorities evacuated about 10,000 people from south Moravian town of Znojmo (Dyje/Thaya River), further 20,000 will follow - the flood is expected to hit them this morning because the dams upstream are already flowing over
Also some suburbs of Prague were evacuated (Vltava River).
More rain is expected later today  Sad



User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1103 times:

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 9):
If e.g. somebody in Cologne or else along the river Rhine or the Danube complains about floods, I feel like slapping him left and right, because he knowingly bought land in an area which has been regularly flooded since centuries.

I partly agree. But then, floodings seem to become more frequently and bigger these days... Oh, sure it has nothing to do with climate changes  Yeah sure
And there are people who didn't buy there land but inherited it - well, that's tough luck I guess.

I'm just glad the river in our town (Havel) will never cause a flood. More likely it will run dry.

However, I hope the best for all those people living in affected areas.

pelican


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 12):
Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 9):
If e.g. somebody in Cologne or else along the river Rhine or the Danube complains about floods, I feel like slapping him left and right, because he knowingly bought land in an area which has been regularly flooded since centuries.

I partly agree. But then, floodings seem to become more frequently and bigger these days... Oh, sure it has nothing to do with climate changes Yeah sure
And there are people who didn't buy there land but inherited it - well, that's tough luck I guess.

I'm just glad the river in our town (Havel) will never cause a flood. More likely it will run dry.

However, I hope the best for all those people living in affected areas.

pelican

The problem is that people have encroaching on the European rivers over the last 10 years (with the advent of heavy building machinery), claiming land that was before regularly flooded for part of the year(Flussauen), changing it from marshy fields into construction land. Also, forcing the rivers into dikes and changing their flow to make them easier passable for river freight barges caused the water to flow faster and reduced the possibility the river had to spread out during floods.
In short, humans settled on land which used to be part of the river bed.

Jan


User currently offlineBristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

Quoting Pelican (Reply 12):
And there are people who didn't buy there land but inherited it - well, that's tough luck I guess.

Even more of a reason why they should have known about the flooding.

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
Pray For Central Europe! Floods Again...

If I do pray, what will God do? Freeze the water? Make it evaporate? I'm getting a bit bored of people saying 'pray for this, pray for that' on this board. It's usually just a plea for attention (and trying to get attention is fine, just don't keep asking for me to pray - I'm busy enough as it is).

BF



Fortune favours the brave
User currently offlineCheco77 From Peru, joined Oct 2004, 1345 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1033 times:

Quoting BristolFlyer (Reply 14):
If I do pray, what will God do? Freeze the water? Make it evaporate? I'm getting a bit bored of people saying 'pray for this, pray for that' on this board. It's usually just a plea for attention (and trying to get attention is fine, just don't keep asking for me to pray - I'm busy enough as it is).

 Smile Funny!!! I dont pray either, I dont belive in God to start with. But I guess it was the best way and shortest way of expressing like: "Your thoughts with...".
Adam



Czech Boeing lover living in Lima
User currently offlineDerico From Argentina, joined Dec 1999, 4304 posts, RR: 12
Reply 16, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1019 times:

I was in Germany when the Oder big flood in 97 I think. I was on the news all the time when I watched German TV and it was pretty bad.


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 17, posted (8 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Quoting Checo77 (Thread starter):
Have a nice, dry day.

amen to that!


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