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BHase

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Ah! Flooding!
« on: August 24, 2005, 09:30:52 PM »
My hometown is flooding! This is also of some relevancy here because it happens to be Ingolstadt.  Check out some of these pictures:

Fire Dept Ingolstadt
Ingolstadt Newspaper


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« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2005, 01:12:54 AM »
I remember seeing Trier under water a couple of times when I was over there...just amazing 8O
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2005, 11:58:23 AM »
Wow, that is a lot of water.  all while reports of portugal (what a couple hundred miles away) is going through fires and 20 year droughts.

hope any family and friends you have over there are doing OK through the flooding.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2005, 04:42:12 PM »
Quote from: "gragravar"
Wow, that is a lot of water.  all while reports of portugal (what a couple hundred miles away) is going through fires and 20 year droughts.

hope any family and friends you have over there are doing OK through the flooding.


Thanks! They're fine mainly; the inner city is the biggest problem, and luckily for us, Ingolstadt denizens of the 1500s built us an incredible fortress, with moats and locks that we can fill with deep water to help fight off invaders (and in the 1500s, that meant northern German Lutherans and Swedes).  So those are still doing their job; I read an article last night about how they have been continuously helpful in containing the Danube's damage to the historic inner city.

Most of my relatives live in northern and southern adjacent townships, which do have rich floodplains for agricultural purposes.  Other towns in the immediate area are in more danger, i.e. Neuburg.

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