A state of emergency was declared due to strong winds in the High Tatras, the TASR newswire reported, based on statements by Vysoké Tatry mayor Ján Mokoš on Saturday, April 9.
Mokoš said that severe winds had caused extensive damage in the mountains and surrounding areas on Friday night, April 8 and that fallen trees had to be removed from roads, some of which were closed for hours on Saturday.
"We have screened the area. Damage is estimated at some €200,000," said the mayor, also noting that the winds demolished a camping facility in Stará Lesná and crumpled a bus stop in the area.
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11. Apr 2011 at 14:00