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Angela Merkel has personally look at the "rebellious" Elbe

April 9 2006
16:07

In the north of Germany to continue flooding: the water level in the Elbe broke record levels. In the area of the city Hitzaker that in Lower Saxony, the water broke the mark of 7.5 meters, rising by 8 inches above the flood level of 2002 and 5 cm higher than the record 1895.

In areas where natural disasters are now employs thousands of rescuers.

However, predictions are not comforting: before you start drop, the water will rise another 30 centimeters.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Christian Wulff today plan to visit areas of flooding to on-site to assess the situation and meet with representatives of emergency services, Deutsche Welle.

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