Sunday, March 02, 2008

Storm surge floods historic German fish market

The historic fish market in the German city of Hamburg was completely flooded on Sunday by a storm surge on the River Elbe after powerful storms hit Germany on Saturday.
Many cars stalled in the flooded streets and had to be towed away by rescue trucks.
The floodgates were closed by firemen to avoid more water getting into the city.
Germany was particularly badly hit by the powerful storms that hit central Europe on Saturday, killing ten people, two of them in Germany.

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