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FLASH FLOODS IN THE ALPS
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Rivers have burst their banks with trees uprooted and people fleeing the rising waters. Check out the video. NEW

 

 

 

The current heatwave has brought severe rainfall in parts of the Alps.

In the Tirol in Austria rivers have burst their banks causing panic and destruction.

180 firefighters were mobilised and there have been no reports of injuries.

The video below comes from the Arlberg region in the west of the Tirol.

"The rapid and courageous deployment of the emergency services fills me with great respect," said the governor of the region, Gunther Platter.

"I would like to thank each and every one of them on behalf of the country," he added.

Towns and villages in the Voralberg province have also been affected.

An emergency disaster fund has been set up to help people affected by the flooding.

A clear up operation is underway.

Heavy rain and thunderstorms are expected tonight  (Thursday) with the authorities on standby.

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