My hometown, Esztergom, is not yet doomed, a lot of it is under water, but those are the parts that get flooded almost every year, either with the spring flood or the early summer, when the snow on the mountain tops of Austria melts and the water flows into the Danube. So the people who build/live there, pretty much know what to expect and are prepared.
For example, my old elementary school:
Is on an island in the Danube that is at least half flooded every year. And it is a modern building, the engineers were aware of the situation, so, as you can see on the close up, it was built on a bunch of huge, massive concrete columns. See?
Another part of the town that usually get flooded: this lovely stone bench on the riverbank and is loved and visited by locals and tourists alike:
If you are interested, you can see a lot more photos of Esztergom fighting the flood HERE.
Pictures about the situation by locals are collected HERE and by professional photographers HERE.
Photos of Budapest, where the water is still rising are HERE.
The language of the sites is Hungarian, but the pictures really speak for themselves.
As far as my family's situation is concerned, these pictures were taken from a bridge that is just a block from where they live:
I really hope the water won't rise any higher, and that those age-old trees will not fall, as the soil is soaked and no one knows if their roots can hold them for long. Should one of them fall, the dam will definitely not hold.
I will visit them today so I won't be able to write an update in the next few days.
To lighten the mood, here is a photo of one of many flood watchers: