Heavy storms cause damage around the country

30-07-2013

Heavy storms overnight caused damage around the country: fire fighters and emergency crews worked overnight to remove fallen trees from roads and rail tracks, pumping water from cellars and evacuating children’s summer camps. In Liberec a man drowned in flood waters, another was seriously injured by a falling tree. Thousands of homes were left without electricity and rail traffic was disrupted around the country. Several roads and rail routes remained closed on Tuesday morning due to fallen trees. Some regions have already calculated preliminary damages to tens of millions of crowns. In Prague, the Chodov and Můstek metro stations had to be briefly closed down to prevent flash flooding.