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News 10 Jun 13

Croatia Braces for River Danube Floods

Emergency measures have been introduced in eastern Croatia after River Danube floods in central Europe caused devastation and killed at least 15 people.

Daily Tportal, Radionet
Zagreb

Emergency measures were introduced on the River Danube near Batina in the easternmost part of Croatia on Sunday after the water level exceeded 650cm.

The defence ministry meanwhile said that another 100 soldiers would be sent to the city of Vukovar on Monday to help with flood protection.

The soldiers have been assigned to assist with flood protection measures in Nemetin near Osijek following a request by the State Protection and Rescue Directorate.

The measures are being taken after severe floods in other countries in central Europe through which the River Danube flows.

In Vukovar, the local authorities said that the water level on the Danube in Austria and Slovakia had reached an all-time high and that they were prepared for flooding, saying that they have already placed 25,000 sand bags along the river banks.

Officials said that the flood wave is expected to pass through the city on Monday.

The flooding in central Europe has badly hit Austria, Germany, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, killing at least 15 people.

 

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