Parts of South Bohemia flooded

Heavy rains caused flooding in parts of southern Bohemia on Sunday. The region’s governor declared a state of danger, the second highest level of alert. Swollen rivers flooded several municipalities; some 400 people have been evacuated while hundreds of households have been cut off from electricity supplies. South Bohemia is the second region of the Czech Republic hit by flash floods in the past few days. On Thursday, parts of northern and central Moravia were flooded; thirteen people died in the floods while the costs of the damages have been estimated at more than two billion crowns.

Meteorologists warn that rains will continue into the next week, keeping the east and southwest of the country on flood warning until Wednesday.

Author: Jan Richter