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Budapest under water due to Flooding

  • Published by Vedat
Hungary will face the highest flood wave of all time and should prepare for the worst, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said.
hungary-floodsThe water level of the river Danube has risen with peaking expected on Monday, 10 June. Parliament is scheduled to approve the extension of the state of emergency on Monday, the Prime minister informed. The government will decide on Tuesday whether to call a state of emergency for the section of the river that runs through the capital.

The Hungarian Government declared emergency situation in three counties (Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom and Pest County) and in Budapest on Friday.

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Sunday that no deaths, injuries or missing persons have been reported in his country, but that there are still several critical areas along the Danube where 7,000 soldiers and thousands of volunteers are packing sandbags to shore up flood walls.

At least 20 people have been killed by a week of flooding in central Europe, as rivers such as the Danube, the Elbe and the Vlatava overflowed after heavy rains and caused great damage in central and southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.
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