Slovakia is in the midst of a wave of extremely high temperatures. The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ) issued a third-degree warning against heat for Banská Bystrica, Trnava and Nitra Regions meaning temperatures might rise to 39-40 Celsius degrees. They also issued a second-degree warning for the Bratislava, Trenčín, Košice, Prešov and Žilina Regions, the SITA newswire reported on July 29.
The SHMÚ also issued the warnings against storms and strong wind in several regions around the country. The storms might be accompanied with hail. Heavy rainfall may also increase the water levels of small rivers, SITA wrote.
Some 152 people collapsed on July 28 in relation to the heat. Of those, 80 had to be transported to the hospital. Ninety-nine of the people were women, 44 men and nine children, a spokesman for the National Emergency Service told SITA. In addition to this, the rescuers also had to help 50 people in the midst of drowning people. Of these, 21 died.
Compiled by Radka Minarechová from press reports
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29. Jul 2013 at 14:00