Storm causes power outages, fallen trees, delayed transport

Some 10,000 Czech homes were left without electricity after strong winds and storms on Sunday, particularly in the Central Bohemian, Pardubice and Plzeň regions. Fire fighters responded in some 350 cases on Sunday afternoon and night in western Bohemia, and dozens of cases in the Moravian Olomouc and Zlín regions. Because of the large number of high voltage facilities that were damaged, a state of emergency has been temporarily declared in the Pardubice and Central Bohemian regions. Twenty-five people (18 of them youngsters) were evacuated from a children’s camp in Jablečná na Rokycansku.

Author: Masha Volynsky