Prime Minister Iveta Radičová interrupted her holiday in Croatia and is coming back to Slovakia due to the floods that have hit the Upper Nitra area especially hard, Radičová's spokesman Rado Baťo told the TASR newswire on August 16.
The premier is set to visit the most affected areas on Tuesday before chairing a government session on Wednesday. Financial assistance for the areas in trouble is on the session's agenda.
Earlier in the day, it was announced that Radičová had set aside €300,000 from the premier's reserve as relief for areas in Upper Nitra hit by the floods at the weekend. At the same time, the prime minister expressed her sorrow over the loss of a human life and sent her condolences to the bereaved.
The floods have claimed at least one life, a man from Handlová who drowned while attempting to save his car. Another man from the nearby town of Prievidza is missing.
17. Aug 2010 at 14:00