Hungary is bracing for one of its worst floods in history--(Photo report)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The prime minister ordered an emergency in Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom and Pest counties as well as the capital city due to the flooding of the Danube, which is expected to peak sometime Monday.

So far 62 people have been evacuated across the country due to flooding of the Danube; currently, 80 residents of a Sződliget retirement home are being moved to a safer location said György Bakondi, the National Director General for Disaster Management (OKF) at Margaret Island Wednesday afternoon. So far, no forced evacuation was needed anywhere in the country added the director general.

(Photos:Euro Press / AFP -


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