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IN PICTURES: Extreme weather brings flooding to Germany

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IN PICTURES: Extreme weather brings flooding to Germany
Emergency vehicles on a flooded road in Plaue, Thuringia, eastern Germany. Photo: DPA
10:25 CEST+02:00
Since Sunday a series of storms have struck Germany, flooding streets and causing traffic chaos. Torrential rain has been continuing in southern Germany on Tuesday.

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Especially in south Germany, flooded roads posed a great danger to drivers, with one death reported in Bavaria after a car skidded off the road on Monday evening. 

SEE ALSO: Deadly storms wreck havoc across Germany 

In the town of Aitrang, Bavaria, cars drove along a road that is flooded by the water of a small stream that has overflowed its banks. Photo: DPA

Heavy rain came to the capital, causing difficult driving conditions and halting traffic. Photo: DPA

In Kassel in the central state of Hesse, a flooded stream also slowed traffic. Photo: DPA

Emergency crews came to Bavaria, where the flooding reached its highest levels.

The German Weather Service issued a high storm warning for southern Germany, with the highest warning level given to the very south along the Austrian border. 

By Tuesday morning, the rain had stopped or significantly decreased in many parts of Germany. Yet several parts of the country remained flooded, including upper Bavaria and Nuremberg. 

 In this DPA photo, two men survey the flooding in Lohfelden, Hesse.

Fire patrols on Tuesday morning worked to clean up the muddy streets and flooded streets of Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony. Photo: DPA

 
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