Last updated October 15, 2021
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European Floods May - June 2013

Germany

The European floods of 2013 occurred when unseasonably heavy rains brought serious flooding to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in early June of that year. In some areas of eastern and southern Germany, the flooding was described as the worst since 2002. The storm killed 25 people and displaced thousands.

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Flooding in Passau, Bavaria where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers converge. Photo: Stefan Penninger

Extreme precipitation leads to dangerous European floods

The European floods of 2013 occurred when unseasonably heavy rains brought serious flooding to Germany, Austria, and the Czech Republic in early June 2013. In some areas of eastern and southern Germany, the flooding was described as the worst since 2002. The storm killed 25 people and displaced thousands.