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Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

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Minnesota
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Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

Sorry to be asking another question about the terrible current flooding condition, but we just saw this article in the Guardian (please see link below), which seems to contradict some of the information we are gathering elsewhere. We are hoping to be in Dresden for a few days late next week, for a short break before our meeting in Berlin. We have been following closely the situation with the current flooding in central Europe to see if we may need to change our travel plans to Dresden. We are hoping that we will not have to, but then we saw this article from today, so now we are confused! Any clarification from the ground will be very much appreciated! Thank you.

dailymail.co.uk/news/article-133702/Thousand…

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Kelkheim (Taunus...
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1. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

To me that looks like an old article on the 2002 flood.

Dresden has been affected, the river banks were flodded as well as some residential areas. The inner city and tourist spots were save, no problem going there.

Here is a map indicating the affected areas www.dresden-fernsehen.de/default.aspx…

Edited: 5:01 pm, June 11, 2013
Kelkheim (Taunus...
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2. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

blue indicates the flood of 2002, the orange lines stand for 2013

Karlsruhe, Germany
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3. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

This article dates from 2002, as well as the photos, and has nothing to do with the current situation. There is no date in it but a giveaway quote: "The European Union, which the Czechs hope to join in 2004..."

The current flood has hit a few outer suburbs along the Elbe, for example Dresden-Laubegast. Central Dresden is not affected except the bike trails right on the Elbe banks. There is no need for you to change your plans.

Germany
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4. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

This article and the photos are definitely from the 2002 flood.

"European Commission President Prodi was in Prague to inspect the aftermath with President Vaclav Havel."

Vaclav Havel was president till 2003. He died in 2011.

"The European Union, which the Czechs hope to join in 2004"

They did join.

Minnesota
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5. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

Thank you so much for pointing out the details that would date this report to 2002. We did not catch them in our haste. Please accept our apologies for your troubles!

We are glad to hear that Dresden is spared for now from the flooding, which really sounds terrible for those who are affected.

Again, thank you for your quick responses and most helpful clarification.

Sydney, Australia
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6. Re: Is Dresden affected by the current flood in central Europe?

Schillergarten restaurant is closed :(

I got an email cancelling our reservation due to flood damage.

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