Heavy rain swells rivers in Moravia-Silesia


Persistent rain has swollen rivers and flooded houses in the Moravia-Silesia region in northeast of the Czech Republic. Firefighters were called out to dozens incidents on Wednesday and in the early hours of Thursday.

The lowest, level-three flood warning remains in place on several rivers in the region. Heavy rain is set to continue in the Frýdek-Místek region until Friday morning.

The Czech Hydro-Meteorological Institute has issued second-degree flood warning for the regions of Prague, Beroun and Pilsen, which will remain in place until Friday morning.