Soldiers and firefighters from abroad offer help
Six hundred Dutch soldiers, currently training in the south Bohemian Boletice, have offered their help with flood relief operations in the Czech Republic. The Czech government has so far turned down the offer. Two thousand Czech army officers have been helping firefighters and volunteers with flood relief efforts since the weekend. Some 32,000 professional and volunteer firefights have been working for the past four days in the areas affected by the flooding. Firefighters from Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Germany, Luxemburg and Russia have also offered their help to the Czech Republic.