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July 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Deadly rain that has swollen rivers and swallowed people and villages whole in the past two weeks is still falling in southern Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic, and the devastation spread to Germany on Friday as streets and cellars in towns on the Polish border were flooded. The storms have killed at least 86 people in 10 days and have devastated agriculture and manufacturing in Poland and the Czech Republic. Forecasters predicted that the rains will continue through the weekend.
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March 12, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Javier Conde is an aerospace engineer, but it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it was time to pack up and move to a foreign land hundreds of miles away. Back in Madrid, where he worked at the Spanish equivalent of NASA, Conde knew that government funding cuts were about to hit the agency and that his position was unlikely to survive. Add to that the fact that already nearly 1 in 4 Spaniards is looking for work, and a man used to complex calculations did a bit of simple math.
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July 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
A massive effort to shore up a rapidly eroding earthen dike kept a flooding river in eastern Germany from swallowing more villages Saturday, but officials warned that another wave of high water was on the way. "We've only won the first battle," said Brandenburg state Environment Minister Matthias Platzeck in Bad Freienwalde, a town threatened by central Europe's worst flooding this century. The rain-swollen Oder River has also caused serious flooding in southwestern Poland, where about 1.
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July 27, 1997 | From Associated Press
A massive effort to shore up a rapidly eroding earthen dike kept a flooding river in eastern Germany from swallowing more villages Saturday, but officials warned that another wave of high water was on the way. "We've only won the first battle," said Brandenburg state Environment Minister Matthias Platzeck in Bad Freienwalde, a town threatened by central Europe's worst flooding this century. The rain-swollen Oder River has also caused serious flooding in southwestern Poland, where about 1.
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July 24, 1997 | Associated Press
The dike along the rain-swollen Oder River burst Wednesday despite reinforcement by a million soggy sandbags, sending muddy water rushing into lowland villages. Authorities evacuated about 300 residents after the dike broke and ordered 2,300 others to leave their homes as the surging waters spread. No injuries were reported.
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August 3, 1991 | Associated Press
Torrential rain and flooding that left scores dead in eastern Europe hit Austria and Germany on Friday, killing at least three people, closing dozens of roads and threatening tourist spots. The storms have swept across Europe in the past week, causing a deadly dam burst in northeastern Romania that killed at least 72 people and left 32 missing. On Friday, scenic Salzburg and dozens of tourist spots and historic towns skirting swollen rivers in northern and central Austria were hit.
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August 5, 1991 | From Reuters
A 5-year-old boy swept away while trying to cross a brook was among four people feared dead in Austria's worst floods in more than 30 years, police said Sunday. In Germany, at least five people died. The boy was carried Saturday night toward the swollen Danube River near Linz, 90 miles west of Vienna. A companion was rescued. Two men died when a wooden bridge collapsed into a river near Ybbsitz, in lower Austria. A third man fell into the water while repairing a landing at his riverside home.
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April 9, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Europe took another important step toward integration Monday as tens of thousands of Poles celebrated the start of visa-free travel to six European Community countries by flooding across the country's western frontier into Germany. It marked the latest and largest breakthrough toward unencumbered personal movement on a continent where travel was once tangled in bureaucracy and blocked by the Iron Curtain that divided it between East and West for over 40 years.
WORLD
March 12, 2012 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
Javier Conde is an aerospace engineer, but it didn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that it was time to pack up and move to a foreign land hundreds of miles away. Back in Madrid, where he worked at the Spanish equivalent of NASA, Conde knew that government funding cuts were about to hit the agency and that his position was unlikely to survive. Add to that the fact that already nearly 1 in 4 Spaniards is looking for work, and a man used to complex calculations did a bit of simple math.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans flooded into West Berlin and West Germany on Saturday in the second weekend exodus of visitors since the borders were thrown open by East Germany's new reformist leaders. As people streamed out of East Germany for the weekend, the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Hans Modrow was sworn in.
NEWS
July 24, 1997 | Associated Press
The dike along the rain-swollen Oder River burst Wednesday despite reinforcement by a million soggy sandbags, sending muddy water rushing into lowland villages. Authorities evacuated about 300 residents after the dike broke and ordered 2,300 others to leave their homes as the surging waters spread. No injuries were reported.
NEWS
July 19, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
Deadly rain that has swollen rivers and swallowed people and villages whole in the past two weeks is still falling in southern Poland and the neighboring Czech Republic, and the devastation spread to Germany on Friday as streets and cellars in towns on the Polish border were flooded. The storms have killed at least 86 people in 10 days and have devastated agriculture and manufacturing in Poland and the Czech Republic. Forecasters predicted that the rains will continue through the weekend.
NEWS
August 5, 1991 | From Reuters
A 5-year-old boy swept away while trying to cross a brook was among four people feared dead in Austria's worst floods in more than 30 years, police said Sunday. In Germany, at least five people died. The boy was carried Saturday night toward the swollen Danube River near Linz, 90 miles west of Vienna. A companion was rescued. Two men died when a wooden bridge collapsed into a river near Ybbsitz, in lower Austria. A third man fell into the water while repairing a landing at his riverside home.
NEWS
August 3, 1991 | Associated Press
Torrential rain and flooding that left scores dead in eastern Europe hit Austria and Germany on Friday, killing at least three people, closing dozens of roads and threatening tourist spots. The storms have swept across Europe in the past week, causing a deadly dam burst in northeastern Romania that killed at least 72 people and left 32 missing. On Friday, scenic Salzburg and dozens of tourist spots and historic towns skirting swollen rivers in northern and central Austria were hit.
NEWS
April 9, 1991 | TYLER MARSHALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Europe took another important step toward integration Monday as tens of thousands of Poles celebrated the start of visa-free travel to six European Community countries by flooding across the country's western frontier into Germany. It marked the latest and largest breakthrough toward unencumbered personal movement on a continent where travel was once tangled in bureaucracy and blocked by the Iron Curtain that divided it between East and West for over 40 years.
NEWS
November 19, 1989 | WILLIAM TUOHY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hundreds of thousands of East Germans flooded into West Berlin and West Germany on Saturday in the second weekend exodus of visitors since the borders were thrown open by East Germany's new reformist leaders. As people streamed out of East Germany for the weekend, the new Cabinet of Prime Minister Hans Modrow was sworn in.
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