Cleanup Costs Germany Estimates Billions in Flood Damage

As historic flooding continues to surge through Germany, one unofficial estimate has already placed possible damage at 12 billion euros. Some organizations are complaining that donations are down compared to the disastrous floods of 2002.
A swimming pool surrounded by floodwater along the Elbe River in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

A swimming pool surrounded by floodwater along the Elbe River in the state of Saxony-Anhalt.

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Photo Gallery: Germany's Flood Not Over Yet
Foto: Markus Schreiber/ AP/dpa
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Photo Gallery: Germany's Flood Not Over Yet

Photo Gallery: Getting Aid to German Flood Zones
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Photo Gallery: Getting Aid to German Flood Zones

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