More people were evacuated from their homes in Malčice (Košice region) on Tuesday, June 8, due to rising floodwaters which have now submerged approximately one quarter of the village. According to Malčice’s mayor, Marta Tomková, the number of people unable to spend the night in their homes thus rose to 350.
The situation in Malčice, which was flooded after a dam on the River Ondava burst, is still critical, with the rising water level threatening more houses. "I estimate that some 300 evacuees will be accommodated at the local school building tonight. The remaining 50 have found somewhere to stay with friends and relatives, as our capacities have been pushed to the limit," Tomková said, as reported by the TASR newswire.
She added that due to increasing number of evacuees, two additional dry toilets would be installed at the school premises to add to the existing pair. "We also need a tank with drinking water. We only have one so far, with another one to be provided by state-run water provider Východoslovenská Vodárenská Spoločnosť," added Tomková. Lorries have been arriving in Malčice loaded with sand, which will be bagged and used to staunch the rising water. On a brighter note, weather conditions in the region are improving.
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9. Jun 2010 at 10:00