Czech Statistical Office to resume normal operation in 2 months

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The Czech Statistical Office, whose Prague headquarters were flooded last month, may resume standard activity in two months. The office will be operating in an emergency regime until the end of 2003 when a new headquarters should be completed.

The Vltava river flooded two out of three storeys of the Statistical Office's building in Prague's Karlin district, causing damage to equipment and archives amounting to tens of millions of Czech crowns.