Clean-up operation underway in wake of massive storms

A clean-up operation is underway in the wake of heavy storms that hit the central and eastern parts of the Czech Republic on Monday evening, damaging roofs, bringing down trees and power lines. Strong winds combined with torrential rain and hailstones raged in the Central Bohemia, Pardubice, Olomouc and Vysočina regions. Over 70,000 households were left without power and the storm left a 30-centimetre-high layer of hailstones in Křepice in the Znojmo region. 4,800 households were still without power on Tuesday morning and traffic was complicated by fallen trees.