Floods in Europe

Over the eons, large floods have periodically inundated entire regions of Europe. We have included some background and information on some pf the most populated countries and regions, plus some…

Central and Eastern Europe

The worst years for flooding in this region was the period from 2005 through 2010, exceeding the record floods there in 1970 by almost all measurements. In the fall of…

Italy

Italy has experienced flooding throughout its long history from the Alpine north to its southern tip. In 1963, the Vajont River Dam in a region of Italy just north of…

Ireland

Ireland itself has not been prone to flooding until the last few years. The agricultural nature of the country up until recently may have been one of the reasons. Paving…

France

Back in 1892, the TĂȘte Rousse glacier on Mount Blanc in southeastern France caused a flood with the spring release of a buried lake within the glacier. The resulting flood…