photo credit: Globovisión

Heavy rains have caused rivers to burst their banks in Germany, Poland, Lithuania and the Czech Republic. A total of 14 have died so far from the flooding and more are missing.

According to Australian broadsheet The Age the Neisse River, which forms part of the border between Germany and Poland before flowing into the Czech Republic, has swelled to a height of 7.07 meters, over three times its normal level ‘and the highest since records began in 1912’.

More rivers are expected to soon burst their banks, such as the Spree in Germany.

For more on the story see this dpa/AFP/Reuters report.

Click here to watch a video report on the situation from Deutsche Welle.

Raw footage of the flooding in central Europe – courtesy of Russia Today – can be seen below:

Death toll rises in Germany, Poland floods as hail hits Serbia