Flood disaster in Eastern Europe
- 15 July 1997 - 1 December 1997
- Military personnel
At the beginning of July 1997, Central and Eastern Europe were hit by severe flooding.
After exceptionally heavy rainfall in June and the beginning of July, the rivers Oder, Labe, Vistula and Morava burst their banks, completely flooding large parts of eastern Germany, southern Poland, eastern Czech Republic and western Slovakia. Poland and the Czech Republic were particularly badly affected.
The floods killed 105 people and around 195.000 had to be evacuated. The cost of the infrastructural damage amounted to more than 6 billion dollars.