The flooding of the River Elbe in its whole length of over 700km has never in modern history been as high as this year. Wast areas in many parts of Germany have been heavily flooded in June 2013, thousands of families lost their homes and everything they possessed. It will probably take the entire summer for the water to disappear again fully.
Fortunately the dikes around Hitzacker in Lower Saxony withstood until now. They hopefully will hold up until the heavy load of the flood has passed. Still about a week to go until then. The deepest level of our town have been evakuated providently. We all hope for the best.