Record floods have killed at least 89 people in Germany, Russia, Austria and the Czech Republic over the last week.
The Elbe rose from a normal summer level of about two meters (7 ft) to 9.16 meters (30 ft), well surpassing the 8.77 meter record of 1845.
The floods were a result of torrential rains that sent a huge surge of water through river systems. At least 10 died in Saxony.
In Germany, the surging waters continued to rise.
Officials feared more of the architectural gems of Dresden would be submerged.
Amazing photos – Deadly floods in Germany
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