Thursday, August 25

Central Switzerland Underwater

You may have heard on the news that torrential rain has caused severe floods and landslides in Switzerland and other parts of Europe. This photo, courtesy of another Flickr user (jr++), was taken in or near Bern, the Swiss capital.

All is fine in Geneva, but elsewhere in Switzerland at least four people have been killed and thousands evacuated. The main areas affected are in the central and north eastern parts of the country, with damage estimated to be around 500 million francs. These before and after photos from the BBC news website will give you an idea of the water level compared to what is usual for this time of year.

2 comments:

Gab said...

It's just incredible - and to think you were only in Bern a short time ago! Hard to recognise the place now...

batreg said...

I can't believe the water's so high! It was such a pretty place, here's hoping for a full recovery