UPDATED: 30. JUL 2019, AT 6:55

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.

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.

Moreover, about 1,500 delivery points in central Slovakia are still without electricity. Most of them are situated in the Žiar nad Hronom district (Banská Bystrica Region), more specifically in Kremnica, Stará Kremnica, and Ladomerská Vieska, spokesperson for the Stredoslovenská Distribučná company told the SITA newswire.

In the past 24 hours, more than 30,000 customers have been left without electricity for more than three minutes, Gajdoš added.

Storms will continue

The Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (SHMÚ), meanwhile, issued first-level warnings against thunderstorms for most of Slovakia, discluding the Bratislava, Trnava and Trenčín Regions, along with the western districts of Žilina Region.

The warning is in place on July 29 between 14:00 and 23:00. There is a small possibility of storms accompanied by hail, SHMÚ wrote.

Another warning against storms was issued for July 30 for entire Slovakia. The warning is in place between 13:00 and 21:00.

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