Image: Flooding on Czech river
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Residents keep an eye on the flooding Blanice River in Husinec, Czech Republic, Sunday.
updated 6/29/2009 8:38:24 AM ET 2009-06-29T12:38:24

Showers and thunderstorms are continuing to cause flooding in parts of Austria and the Czech Republic.

Persistent rain over the past week has forced rivers and streams over their banks, soaking the soil and leading to widespread damage in northern, central and eastern parts of the country.

The situation was particularly tense Monday in Austria's southeastern district of Feldbach in Styria province where landslides have led to evacuations.

The weather has also claimed its first victim in Austria: a 16-year-old boy died over the weekend when he slipped and was sucked into a drain.

Meteorologists predict more rain for the days to come.

Heavy rains are also flooding southern parts of the Czech Republic, with mudslides damaging houses and roads in the region.

Rivers have been swelling in rural areas some 60 miles south of Prague, the capital, Sunday but no casualties had been reported. Army troops and firefighters are helping to restore roads in the region and authorities in Prague on Sunday afternoon were shoring up the banks of the Vltava river which caused severe damage to the historic city in 2002.

Flash floods hit the region of northern Moravia earlier in the week, killing a total of 13 people.

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Photos: Deadly floods swamp Central Europe

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  1. Flooding in Kunin, Czech Republic, left this car on a castle garden on Thursday, June 25. (Drahoslav Ramik / Isifa via Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. The Odra River in Jesenik nad Odrou, Czech Republic, overflows its banks on Thursday. (Trestik Jan / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Two residents of St. Leonard am Forst, Austria, clean their belongings Thursday after severe flooding in the town about 60 miles southwest of Vienna. (Leonhard Foeger / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Flood debris is cleaned up in Emmersdorf, Austria, on Thursday. The Melk Abbey is seen in the background. (Leonhard Foeger / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. A woman in Jesenik nad Odrou, Czech Republic, cries Thursday after learning that her six horses drowned in overnight flooding. (Petr Josek / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Residents of Jesenik nad Odrou dry out their soaked belongings on Thursday. (Petr Josek / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Rescuers evacuate a woman from her flooded house in Jesenik nad Odrou on Thursday. (Petr Josek / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Residents of Hatzendorf, Austria, clean up Thursday. (Markus Leodolter / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Hungary also saw flooding, including this scene Wednesday in the town of Koeszeg. (Andrea Gerencser / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Crews deploy sandbags in the center of Hatzendorf, Austria, on Wednesday. (Markus Leodolter / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. A house is mirrored in the flooded streets of Weissenkirchen, Austria, on Wednesday. (Stringer/austria / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Heavy rain caused street flooding in Nis, Serbia, on Wednesday. (Sasa Djordjevic / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Raging floodwaters cut through Steyr, Austria, on Wednesday. (Herwig Prammer / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Sandbags protected this building in Melk, Austria, on Wednesday. (Paul Plutsch / EPA) Back to slideshow navigation
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