Flood waters from the Žitava River breached dams and inundated 55 houses in the village of Mana in the Nové Zámky district of Nitra Region on the evening of June 2 with cellars of another 100 houses being flooded, the TASR newswire was told on June 3.
“The river culminated overnight, a flow of water rushed in and the worst-case scenario materialised. We had to evacuate a total of 700 people, with 50 of them placed at a local primary school, while the rest spent the night with their relatives and friends. Fire fighters and soldiers worked here till the early morning hours,” said village mayor Igor Sadovský.
Currently the river level is falling and the village has probably overcome its worst times even though there is some light rain forecast.
“The water level has dropped some 10 centimetres ... the entire valley is flooded, and it'll take a long time before the water recedes,” added Sadovský. “Forecasts say the situation isn't expected to get substantially worse. Luckily, no casualties occurred here,” said Sadovský.
The situation in the village of Hul, also in Nové Zámky district, where hundreds of people were evacuated, is improving too, as the water level has begun to fall and some people have returned to their houses.
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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4. Jun 2010 at 10:00