Mělník flood defenses hold as Labe begins to subside

Firefighters in Mělník were able to successfully reinforce the flood levee protecting the town, which began leaking on Tuesday night. Water levels of the Labe began slowly subsiding at around noon in the town. Mělník’s mayor Ctirad Mikeš said that there is a 80% chance that the flood barriers will hold to protect the city. Some of the roads leading into the town remain closed.

Author: Masha Volynsky