A house which was flooded by the Danube after a dam burst near Deggendorf, Germany. Large parts of Central Europe and Germany remained on flood alert with mass evacuations continuing as flood waters reached more towns and the death toll rose to 15. Photograph: Armin Weigel/EPA
Residential buildings stand submerged in the floodwaters of the river Danube in Straubing, Germany on June 5, 2013. Armin Weigel/EPA
You know a flood is bad when a Duck paddles past your window…
…belonging to Anderson Eye Care at the Riverfront Plaza Building in downtown Grand Rapids, Mich., as The Grand River reaches an all time high of 21.85 feet, a full 2.2 feet above the record set in 1985. Previous water levels can be seen marked on the wall.
Picture: AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Cory Morse
This artist’s rendering provided by DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office shows a proposed perimeter wetlands and an archipelago of man-made barrier islets on New York’s Manhattan island, designed to absorb the brunt of a huge storm surge. Picture: DLANDSTUDIO and Architecture Research Office/AP