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Slovakia recovers from floods, Danube starts rising again

In the Devín borough of Bratislava, rescue and reconstruction work has been complicated by the Danube River, the level of which started rising again on Tuesday, June 11, as well as underground water from the local sewage system.

In the Devín borough of Bratislava, rescue and reconstruction work has been complicated by the Danube River, the level of which started rising again on Tuesday, June 11, as well as underground water from the local sewage system.

Mayor of Devín Ľubica Kolková told the TASR newswire that Devínskej cesta, the road connecting the municipality with the rest of Bratislava, is being cleared. She also said that sewage water started to rise during the night and spouted into the streets. In nearby Devínska Nová Ves, the situation has stabilised: the borough’s roads have been cleared and preparations are being made to repair the cycling routes along the Morava River, which also flooded, mayor Milan Jambor said.

In the centre of Bratislava, the Propeler boat on the Danube, more than 100 years old, survived the flooding unharmed, TASR wrote. The main building of the Slovak National Museum (SNM) on the Vajanského embankment was re-opened on Tuesday.

A leak caused by a hole found in the hull of the Loď Café / Divadlo v podpalubí (Theatre Under the Deck), which is anchored at the Tyršovo Embankment, caused the boat to begin sinking. By Tuesday, work to repair the boat was in full swing, TASR wrote. The theatre, belonging to actor Ady Hajdu, halted all performances until further notice, due to the incident.

The Petržalka riverbank was covered in mud and debris, and the snack bar near the Arena theatre was in the process of dealing with the damage caused by flood, SITA wrote. The theatre itself was not damaged and was in full operation as of Tuesday.

(Source: TASR, SITA)
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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