Wild Swiss flash flood caught on video

Central Europe has had heavy rains this past week, and extensive flooding. This video purports to be a flash flood on the Zulg river in Switzerland.

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Flash flood on the Zulg river in Switzerland.

It really is an amazing, and scary video. The people filming it don’t sound terribly surprised. I’d be a bit freaked out, myself.


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  • Bcre8ve

    My family is dispersed across the globe in five different locations – three of them (Austria, Long Island, and North Carolina) flooded this past week.

    This is totally normal, right? (Nothing to see here, move along, no such thing as climate change….)

  • HeartlandLiberal

    Germany right now is experiencing the worst flooding on the Elbe river since the 1880′s. I have been watching the evening news reports from Das Erste Deutsche Fernsehen, which you can stream an archive of via Roku unit every night for several days. Magdeburg was inundated, and the water was still rising as of 24 hours ago, threatening many cities and towns along the Elbe on its way north through Germany. Here is a CNN online article reporting on the flooding. http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/11/world/europe/europe-flood/?hpt=hp_t2 Apparently the crest was hitting Wittenberg. Levees and dikes have been overwhelmed all along the river, the German army is out in force trying to help deal with the emergency. A major natural disaster.

  • Fifi

    Clearly, it was a blockage that broke and got washed out.

  • Thom Allen

    That wasn’t bad. Looked like the backyard during Superstorm Sandy.

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