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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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December 23, 2001 | Reuters
Bavaria's worst-ever traffic jam forced at least 60,000 people to spend the first night of the Christmas holidays trapped in their cars, as snow and ice brought chaos to Germany's roads. A 90-mile jam on the main north-south 9 highway Friday night was described by a police spokesman in Bavaria, southern Germany, as "certainly the worst we have ever seen." People were trapped in their cars for as long as 14 hours in snow that was up to 4 feet deep, a Bavarian Interior Ministry statement said.
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November 27, 1992 | Associated Press
Gale force winds swept across northern Germany early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others, authorities said. Casualties included a mother killed and her baby seriously injured when they were hit by a tree blown over at a train station in the northeastern town of Guestrow, police said.
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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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December 23, 2001 | Reuters
Bavaria's worst-ever traffic jam forced at least 60,000 people to spend the first night of the Christmas holidays trapped in their cars, as snow and ice brought chaos to Germany's roads. A 90-mile jam on the main north-south 9 highway Friday night was described by a police spokesman in Bavaria, southern Germany, as "certainly the worst we have ever seen." People were trapped in their cars for as long as 14 hours in snow that was up to 4 feet deep, a Bavarian Interior Ministry statement said.
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November 27, 1992 | Associated Press
Gale force winds swept across northern Germany early Thursday, killing at least six people and injuring dozens of others, authorities said. Casualties included a mother killed and her baby seriously injured when they were hit by a tree blown over at a train station in the northeastern town of Guestrow, police said.
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