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Central Europe: Floods Force Thousands to Evacuate, Disrupt Rail Service

Date: May 19th, 2010 | No Comments

Floods due to heavy rain in central Europe forced thousands of people to evacuate in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. Electricity was knocked out in some areas and rail travel was disrupted. In Poland, officials closed the former Nazi death camp at Auschwitz-Birkenau and moved museum artifacts and displays to upper floors to [read more]

Slovak Republic

Date: October 25th, 2002 | No Comments

Tourist facilities are not as developed as in Western Europe and many of the goods and services taken for granted in other European countries are not available. The crime rate is moderate, but police forces are understaffed and under equipped, and police are unlikely to speak English. Foreign tourists and students are the most common [read more]

Central Europe: Floods Threaten Many Countries

Date: April 4th, 2006 | No Comments

Flooding from melting snow and heavy rain threatened a repeat of the catastrophic floods of 2002. Floods forced evacuations in the Czech Republic, where a state of emergency was declared in seven of its 14 regions, in Hungary, Germany and Slovakia. Serbia and Romania were on high alert. Unlike the floods of 2002, the current [read more]

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