Government to coordinate relief efforts

The Czech government is to meet at an extraordinary session on Sunday evening to coordinate relief and rescue efforts in the wake of the floods, PM Petr Nečas said. The government has summoned 200 Czech army troops to assist in flood response, and the government is expected to allocate more military personnel. Finance Minister Miroslav Kalousek said hundreds of millions of crowns could be released from financial reserves to assist local authorities.

Author: Jan Richter