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Danube reaches 1,030 centimetres in Bratislava, mayor slams irresponsible behaviour

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) announced, as quoted by the Sme daily, that the level of the River Danube reached 1,030 centimetres (405.5 inches) in Bratislava shortly after noon on June 6. The water level is now forecast to peak at 1,040 centimetres (409.4 inches) some time on Thursday night. The city’s main riverside flood defences only protect the city up to a level of 1,050 centimetres. The level of the nearby Morava River at Vysoká pri Morave stood at 620 centimetres (244 inches) and is expected to rise further, the TASR newswire wrote.

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) announced, as quoted by the Sme daily, that the level of the River Danube reached 1,030 centimetres (405.5 inches) in Bratislava shortly after noon on June 6. The water level is now forecast to peak at 1,040 centimetres (409.4 inches) some time on Thursday night. The city’s main riverside flood defences only protect the city up to a level of 1,050 centimetres. The level of the nearby Morava River at Vysoká pri Morave stood at 620 centimetres (244 inches) and is expected to rise further, the TASR newswire wrote.

A special amphibious army vehicle is currently supplying the stranded Devín district of Bratislava, but the Berg border crossing to Austria is passable in both directions, Bratislava regional police spokesperson Karina Považanová told TASR.

Meanwhile, Bratislava’s mayor, Milan Ftáčnik, has criticised some citizens for irresponsible behaviour, TASR reported. They have been trying to dismantle anti-flood barriers or enter dangerous areas, he said, adding that their behaviour had forced the closure of the Old Bridge on June 5.

“On Wednesday, some “metal-collecting” citizens tried to loosen some of the barriers and take even bolts and similar items as souvenirs,” Ftáčnik said, adding that such behaviour is absurd.

Sources: Sme, TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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