Heavy rains cause rivers to swell in some parts of country

Heavy rains have caused rivers to swell in some parts of the Czech Republic, just weeks after extensive flooding in areas of Bohemia. The Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute said on Tuesday that flood levels had been reached on 60 stretches of river, particularly in southern and eastern Bohemia and southern Moravia. Fire officers have been called out to pump out cellars, gardens and roads in some spots. Meanwhile, the Central Floods Commission has asked the government to deploy soldiers to help with cleanup operations for longer than originally planned.

Author: Ian Willoughby