Slovakia’s cabinet to discuss assistance to towns damaged by flash floods

At its session on Wednesday, August 18, the Slovakia’s cabinet will devote attention to the flash floods that devastated some regions of the country over the past weekend, the SITA newswire reported.

At its session on Wednesday, August 18, the Slovakia’s cabinet will devote attention to the flash floods that devastated some regions of the country over the past weekend, the SITA newswire reported.

“I am going to submit material to the cabinet on Wednesday in which we would earmark €11 million for rescue and recovery works for self-governments, and at the same time, the government is working on new, non-standard solutions to help speed up financing these works,” Finance Minister Ivan Mikloš told a news conference on Monday, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

The cabinet will discuss additional solutions the following week. Mikloš said that he had discussed the floods with Prime Minister Iveta Radičová, who is currently on holiday in Croatia. Following Sunday's unusually long and heavy thunderstorms, floods hit in particular the region of Upper Nitra. The towns of Handlová, Prievidza and Novák and surrounding villages in Prievidza district were flooded. Floodwaters claimed one life in Handlová and one man is still missing.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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