TV news directors played up disaster footage from Europe after more than a week of torrential rains across eastern and central Europe resulted in dramatic flooding. In Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, officials evacuated about 70,000 people from their homes (the total topped 200,000 nationwide), in what officials called the largest mass movement of people there since World War II. As the Vltava river receded, Czechs cleared layers of mud from the streets of Prague's Kampa Island, where historic palaces had flooded up to their rooftops. European governments counted 90 deaths from the floods, including 58 tourists in the Black Sea region of Russia. The high waters of Prague later troubled the German city of Dresden, where the Elbe River crested at 31.5 feet. In the city's Zwinger Palace museum, thousands of master artworks were stacked on the upper floors. "It's quite incredible that we saved everything," said Dresden museum director Martin Roth. "Next week everybody will probably collapse."