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Flooded Parliament from Margit Bridge

Flooded Parliament from Margit Bridge

In the distance is visible the Chain Bridge, which looks to be sitting perilously close to the water. It's not a high bridge, but it certainly isn't normally this low.

I have been processing these images pretty quickly since, working for a newspaper, this is like breaking news to me and should be published as soon as possible. We're heading out now to see what the situation is today.

A local news report said this about a spot on the Buda side where we were photographing yesterday (good thing we didn't wait until today to go because we couldn't have gotten there):

Budapest, June 8 (MTI)

Bem square and surrounding streets on the Buda side of the capital were flooded after a downpour on Saturday afternoon.

Mayor Istvan Tarlos told MTI that the water stood nearly one metre high in the square, because high water levels on the river Danube prevented drains from channeling off the rain.

Tram services 4-6 and 19 have been stopped and cars were swept aside in the flooded

Tarlos said that all pumps were working to remove the water and added that the situation could be resolved by 6.30 pm.

The municipal disaster management authority said earlier that the area was covered with water because of Saturday's downpour rather than a broken dyke along the river.

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Zoltán Balogh11-Jun-2013 13:51
Wow...I've never seen the Parliament with such high level of water in the front. Terrific capture! V
Buba Jafarli11-Jun-2013 08:08
Very unusual picture of the Hungarian Parliament! V.
J S Quesada11-Jun-2013 00:46
Another impressive document! V
pkocinski10-Jun-2013 23:29
This is just so sad to see...
Stephanie10-Jun-2013 07:53
Did the water get inside the Parliament building? V
longbachnguyen10-Jun-2013 04:38
wow that is impressive
Jola Dziubinska09-Jun-2013 22:16
The river is really high! Wonderful image, Helen. V.
samikosemi09-Jun-2013 16:27
Beautiful capture !
Sami ! V
rousselziak09-Jun-2013 16:22
WoW ! Terrific shot ! -V-
Chris Spracklen09-Jun-2013 15:16
Sad to see this magnificent edifice threatened by flood water, Helen.
Terrific photo though. *V*
Gérard Koehl09-Jun-2013 14:31
Là, on voit encore mieux cette crue historique. V
Apostolos Tikopoulos09-Jun-2013 13:45
Very nice image and presentation. V.
globalgadabout09-Jun-2013 13:11
distressing to see this architectural gem under serious threat from the Danube..
Jim Coffman09-Jun-2013 12:26
This is a disaster! Be careful out there,Helen..
Colin Storey09-Jun-2013 12:02
Superb image to show the effects of this flood. v
Chris Morton09-Jun-2013 12:02
Canaletto was here?
janescottcumming09-Jun-2013 11:57
A beautiful building. I hope the flooding didn't ruin anything. The river certainly does look high. Excellent documentary shot. V