Devastating storm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

Devastating storm in the Czech Republic and Slovakia

World August 11, 2017 13:21

PRAGUE - The Czech fire department has been forced to squeeze 700 times in the last two days. Heavy storms have thrown numerous trees, broke roofs and flood basements. Some 110,000 households arrived in the south-east of the Czech Republic without power and some of the train traffic was delayed by a couple of hours.

Also in western Slovakia traffic (traffic) was blocked. On Friday, Slovakian broadcaster Markiza showed images of paved roofs and car crashed by fallen trees. In the capital city of Bratislava, the fire brigade has been called about 200 times.

Local weather stations reported wind speeds of around 130 kilometers per hour.

On Thursday night, a high-speed train was dropped on a fallen tree on the Slovak-Czech border. The international railway line was therefore closed for a couple of hours.

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