Weekend thunderstorms caused damage across Slovakia

Meteorologists issued warnings against storms for entire Slovakia for July 30.

Several streets were flooded on July 27 in Bratislava.Several streets were flooded on July 27 in Bratislava. (Source: TASR)

The thunderstorms that struck Slovakia this past weekend caused a lot of damage.

Western Slovakia had the heaviest precipitation on July 27; 50-70 millimetres of rain fell in some places. The water complicated traffic at several places, including Bratislava, where numerous underpasses were flooded.

SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement
SkryťRemove ad
Article continues after video advertisement

The fire brigade reported 68 interventions on the evening of July 28, most of which involved the draining of water and removal of fallen trees. A majority of incidences were reported in Banská Bystrica Region (28), followed by Košice Region (16), said Katarína Križanová, spokesperson of the Fire and Rescue Corps Presidium (HaZZ), as reported by the TASR newswire.

The rest of this article is premium content at Spectator.sk
Subscribe now for full access

I already have subscription - Sign in

Subscription provides you with:
  • Immediate access to all locked articles (premium content) on Spectator.sk
  • Special weekly news summary + an audio recording with a weekly news summary to listen to at your convenience (received on a weekly basis directly to your e-mail)
  • PDF version of the latest issue of our newspaper, The Slovak Spectator, emailed directly to you
  • Access to all premium content on Sme.sk and Korzar.sk

Top stories

The Zemplínska Šírava dam in eastern Slovakia.

Weekend: Tourist attraction in Slovak town reminiscent of Turkey and Tunisia

Great events are held in western, central and eastern Slovakia this weekend. Pick your favourite.


27. may
The supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way galaxy.

Slovak scientist explains what new black hole image tells us about the galaxy

Difficult feat to capture object at heart of the Milky Way


26. may

News digest: Bratislava city beach opens, summer may now begin!

It's 80 years since Slovak and Czech soldiers launched Operation Anthropoid, Slovakia ended eighth at the World Ice Hockey Championships, a prominent lawyer is fined €70,000 for corruption.


27. may
Google Street View mapping car

The most popular Street View sights in Slovakia

Google published which places people look at the most.


25. may
SkryťClose ad