River Levels Have Already Dropped After Storms, Flood Alert In Three Czech Areas.



After the storms that hit the Czech Republic on Wednesday evening, river levels mainly had dropped by this morning. A state of alert, the lowest flood level, was in effect in three places in the country before 06:00. It was declared for the Cidlina River in Jičín and the Botič River in Jesenice and Průhonice. This is according to information from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute (ČHMÚ).


During the night, the water rose to flood danger level three in some places. This was the case in the Lužické Nisa in Proseč nad Nisou, Brzina in Hrachov and Úslava in Prádlo. However, all the rivers lasted at level three for only a few minutes, after which their levels quickly dropped.


The storms kept firefighters busy in the evening, with hundreds of weather-related incidents reported. They responded to broken trees and pumped water from flooded basements and underpasses. But they also had to evacuate two children’s camps near Nemojov.


“Children from one got to a nearby pub with their leaders, firefighters had to cut their way into the other camp literally,” the Hradec Králové firefighters tweeted. Buses took a total of 51 children and 13 adults to the scout center in Hostinné. Three children suffered minor injuries.


Today should be mostly cloudy, with showers or thunderstorms in the mountains during the day. Rainfall and clouds will decrease in the evening.

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