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United Nations official warns Eastern Europe could face flooding as snow, ice melt on Danube

The United Nations is warning that Eastern European countries along the Danube could face flooding as the iced-over waterway thaws following a record-breaking cold snap.The warning Tuesday came from Margareta Wahlstroem, the U.N. secretary general’s special representative for disaster risk reduction.Wahlstroem says in a statement from Geneva that there are warning signs that “destructive floods will add to the loss of life and economic assets,” especially in places where ...

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