Army to remain in flood-stricken region for as long as necessary

The governor of the flood-stricken Liberec region, Stanislav Eichler, has assured locals that the army, fire crews and police would continue to help out for as long as necessary. He made the statement in response to roumours that the army was withdrawing its men now that the worst was over. There are currently over 1,000 soldiers helping with demolition work and road repairs and police re-enforcements from around the country are patrolling the area to prevent looting. Thousands of homes in the Liberec region remain uninhabitable after last weekend’s devastating flash floods and the army is building provisional bridges to open the way for trucks bringing emergency supplies.