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They flooded last year, too. This is part of the pattern of increasingly extreme weather brought on by global warming. Have a look:
BBC: 1. Central Europe floods, 30 March 2006. 2. Europe hit by floods, 03 April 2006. 3. Floods in Europe, 05 April 2006. 4. Your pictures: Europe’s floods, 09 April 2006. 5. Europe floods, 18 April 2006.
Physorg.com: Massive German floods monitored from space.A stunning series of photos from a Hungarian site whose name I can’t make out: Tetőzik a Duna.
(Later: Michael says “Tetőzik a Duna” means “The Danube Peaks.” Csilla Kleinheincz adds, “Right now we have a situation on Tisza River, the highest flood in 500 years.)The TimesOnline has a good summary and analysis, with links to related stories.