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Flash floods hit Warsaw

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 10.06.2013 09:31
Heavy rain flooded parts of Warsaw, Sunday, as storms continued to wreak havoc across Central Europe.

A flooded section of the Trasa Torunska road in northern Warsaw on Sunday. Photo: PAP/Radek Pietruszka

In the Polish capital, several streets and parts of the northern Trasa Torunska road were deluged, with some cars entirely submerged by rainwater. Four metro stations were temporarily closed.

Although by 6 am on Monday morning, the Trasa Torunska had reopened to traffiic, further rain is expected in the capital.

Elsewhere in Poland, rains have been intense in the southern Swietokrzyskie region, the south eastern Lublin region, as well as Lower Silesia in the south west, and the Podlasie region in north east.

The Swietokrzyskie region saw the worst damage in the town of Skarzysko-Kamienna, where a large part of town centre was flooded. Many properties were damaged.

Meanwhile, parts of the A4 motorway in Lower Silesia were flooded, and heavy rains are predicted there until Tuesday.

Budapest threatened by flooding

Hungary was the next country to be affected by the downpours over the weekend, following dramatic flooding in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Several thousand soldiers, together with volunteers, have been reinforcing dykes along a 470-mile stretch of the River Danube.

About 2,000 residents have been evacuated from the village of Gyorujfalu, where a dyke threatened to burst.

Monday and Tuesday will be decisive for Budapest, where the Danube reached a record level of 8.87 metres on Sunday

Meanwhile, Germany continued to be battered, with the eastern city of Magdeburg enduring extensive flooding, with some 23,000 residents were evacuated. (nh/pg)

Source: IAR, PAP

The River Danube reached record levels of 8.87 m in Budapest on Sunday. Photo: EPA: Janos Marjai
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