Government earmarks additional 557 million for flood relief

The government has set aside an additional 557 million crowns for flood relief, bringing the total amount pledged to deal with damage in areas and ensuing clean-up operations to 7.3 billion. Insurance companies have registered 30,000 insurance claims amounting to almost four billion crowns to date; the agriculture sector, meanwhile, suffered damages of more than 3.5 billion in the recent floods which hit a number of regions in Bohemia.