Clean-up work in tornado-hit area continues

Clean-up work in the South Moravian region hit by a tornado on Thursday, continues for a third day now with hundreds of firemen, soldiers and police officers assisting in the effort. The worst affected of the seven villages hit are Hrušky, Moravská Nová Ves, Lužice and Mikulčice.

The local authorities have now opened the door to volunteers who have been streaming to the devastated area from around the country. However they have asked them not to bring any more material aid of which there is already enough, with the exception of work instruments, to park outside the village and maintain work safety and hygiene rules. Volunteers have also been asked not to call the local mayors who already have their hands full.