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Still no end to flood-caused damage

PREŠOV Region continues tallying the damages caused by early June’s floodwaters as well as new floods after a heavy rainstorm that hit the city of Prešov on June 14 resulted in landslides, which put 12 houses in a risky condition and meant four families had to be evacuated due to the threat of further landslides.

PREŠOV Region continues tallying the damages caused by early June’s floodwaters as well as new floods after a heavy rainstorm that hit the city of Prešov on June 14 resulted in landslides, which put 12 houses in a risky condition and meant four families had to be evacuated due to the threat of further landslides.

Similar situations confront some surrounding municipalities and many municipalities in the region have had their communications with the rest of the world disrupted.

One of the municipalities suffering hardest from landslides is Nižná Myšľa in the area of Košice, where more than 40 houses were damaged. A group of geologists from the University of Technology in Košice is currently inspecting the area. The leader of the group, Ladislav Tomecz, told the TASR newswire that the group is doing everything they can to make it possible for people to continue to live in the village.

Tomecz said that the whole village is in a landslide area that will require immediate geological intervention and continuous monitoring in the future.


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