Handlovka River water levels are now expected to begin falling

Water levels in the Handlovka River in the town of Prievidza in Trenčín region have stopped rising and no more floods in local neighbourhoods are imminent for now, the head of the water-management company in the Upper Nitra area, Marián Jursa, told the TASR newswire on August 16. A few hours earlier, a third-degree flood alert was declared on the Handlovka River for a second time as another severe storm hit the Upper Nitra area at around 15:00 and lasted approximately half an hour. Since the flood alert was announced, locals in and around the towns of Prievidza and Handlová have been getting ready for another possible flood wave.

Water levels in the Handlovka River in the town of Prievidza in Trenčín region have stopped rising and no more floods in local neighbourhoods are imminent for now, the head of the water-management company in the Upper Nitra area, Marián Jursa, told the TASR newswire on August 16.

A few hours earlier, a third-degree flood alert was declared on the Handlovka River for a second time as another severe storm hit the Upper Nitra area at around 15:00 and lasted approximately half an hour. Since the flood alert was announced, locals in and around the towns of Prievidza and Handlová have been getting ready for another possible flood wave.

Officials in the towns of Žiar nad Hronom and Kremnica in Banská Bystrica region spoke on the same day of the difficult weather conditions in their localities as a result of continuing rain. Žiar nad Hronom's spokesman Martin Baláž said that the town mayor reinstated the third degree-flood alert as the water levels in the local creek, Lutilský Potok, continued to rise due to unrelenting rain and that sandbags are being deployed. The afternoon rain is understood to have caused damage in several villages in the Ziar district.

The mayor of Kremnica also declared a state of emergency at 15:00 on Monday as torrential rains, including hailstones, swept across the town with difficult conditions appearing in three sites, according to the town’s spokesman, Silver Jurtinus. Some relief from the inclement weather is predicted for Tuesday.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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