Water levels decrease but flood alert remains in place

Water levels of Czech rivers have been going down but many areas remain on flood alert in view of more rain predicted on Friday. The highest, level three, flood alert applied at around a dozen sites across the country with one warning of extreme danger on the Morava River at Strážnice. Heavy rain, sometimes of around 5 centimetres in the last 24 hours, led to a flood alert in Šumava in the south-west of the country. The latest flooding has claimed at least three lives in Zlín and Brno. Some areas in northern Moravia and Silesia have been hit by flooding twice in the past two weeks.

Author: Jan Richter