Floods in Slovenia kill at least six people
The European Union on Monday began sending aid to Slovenia after heavy rains over the weekend caused severe flooding. The floodwaters killed at least six people and destroyed hundreds of homes and other infrastructure. Germany is sending two prefabricated bridges to the Alpine country, France will deliver two excavators, and other nations are sending helicopters and engineering teams. Slovenian officials said the disaster caused more than $500 million in property damage.
Have there been other floods in the region? Floods struck northern Italy in May after record rainfall. At least 14 people died, and floodwaters damaged hundreds of roads.
Dig deeper: Reado Jhanna Huebscher’s report about efforts to save Renaissance-era books after the floods in Italy damaged them this year.
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