Clean up operations underway after flash floods

Clean-up operations are underway in central, western and southern Bohemia which were hit by flash floods on Thursday night.

Flood alerts have been called off, but a number of roads were still closed in the Karlovy Vary region on Friday and many homes remained without electricity.

Firemen have been working around-the-clock to clear roads and pump water from cellars in the wake of Thursday’s storms. The severe storms hit the country following a lengthy period of drought.