Floods: Locals in Nitra Region erect makeshift flood barriers

People living in a number of villages in Nitra Region spent a busy night on June 2 helping soldiers to build dams and other barriers in order to gain some protection from local rivers, streams and reservoirs that are threatening to overflow, the TASR newswire reported.

People living in a number of villages in Nitra Region spent a busy night on June 2 helping soldiers to build dams and other barriers in order to gain some protection from local rivers, streams and reservoirs that are threatening to overflow, the TASR newswire reported.

The situation worsened considerably in Nové Zámky district, where a crisis-management team held a session. The villages of Hul and Andovce are particularly in danger. Despite measures taken to strengthen local dams, a barrier in Hul was breached and part of the village was flooded. Around 100 people have been evacuated. A serious situation has also developed in some villages in Zlaté Moravce district.

Similar problems have emerged in other parts of the region, with fallen trees and earth blocking roads in Levice district. Various measures such as temporary barriers are also being put in place in the area. Within Nitra Region, the districts of Zlaté Moravce, Nové Zámky and Levice have been hit hardest by the floods.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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