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You may or may not have heard or read of this by now -I see some U.S. sources are covering it- but there has been massive, record-breaking flooding in Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium in the last 36 hours or so. As of this writing, 101 are confirmed dead and 1,300 missing. Part of the A1 Autobahn has been destroyed and the damages to roads, bridges and buildings is going to be measured in the tens of billions of Euros by the time everything is done.
For those who read German, here are two pieces, one from Die Welt online (which has video); the other from Die Süddeutsche Zeitung online:
And for those who read Dutch, here is a piece from Het Reformatorisch Dagblad which includes a photo gallery: