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Thaw sets off flooding across Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Rain and a sudden thaw caused widespread flooding in Denmark, emergency workers said Monday.

The Falck service company told the Copenhagen Post it helped remove water from 300 basements during the weekend.

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The Emergency Management Agency said it was busy pumping water in central Jutland, southern Zealand, Lolland-Falster and Bornholm.

In northern Jutland, soldiers were activated to help emergency crews after sewers backed up under the volume of melted snow.

Jutland residents faced a second straight weekend of flooding caused by melting snow.

Some found insurance companies refusing to cover the damage since the melt did not meet their definition of a "sudden thaw" -- a rise in temperature from below freezing to above 46 degrees within 12 hours.

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