Emergency flood measures cost Bratislava €378,000

The city of Bratislava and its boroughs spent nearly €378,000 on a range of specific measures following the floods in June. Of the sum total, €322,000 was allocated by City Hall, the TASR newswire learned on Monday, August 5. Another €13,000 was spent by the worst hit borough of Devin, while emergency work in the boroughs of Devínska Nová Ves and Karlova Ves swallowed up €16,000 and €13,500, respectively.

The city of Bratislava and its boroughs spent nearly €378,000 on a range of specific measures following the floods in June. Of the sum total, €322,000 was allocated by City Hall, the TASR newswire learned on Monday, August 5. Another €13,000 was spent by the worst hit borough of Devin, while emergency work in the boroughs of Devínska Nová Ves and Karlova Ves swallowed up €16,000 and €13,500, respectively.

“This concerned spraying against mosquitoes (€231,000), repairs and cleaning of roads (€49,000) and work regarding public lighting (€25,000),” said Ľubomír Andrassy, head of mayor of Bratislava Milan Ftáčnik's office. The high water levels of the Danube and Morava rivers forced Ftáčnik to declare a state of emergency for the whole of Bratislava on June 4, with the measure in effect until June 10. A total of 719 people were engaged in emergency work, most notably police officers (203) and firefighters (116).
Forty-three houses and 12 non-residential buildings were damaged during the floods.

The Sme daily wrote in its Tuesday issue that the city and its boroughs are now asking the government to reimburse them for these costs.

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