Soldiers continue clean-up operations following floods


Hundreds of soldiers are continuing clean-up operations in the town of Karviná, one of many municipalities in Moravia and Silesia hit by floods last week. Some 400 homes in Karviná were hit, and at least one faces demolition. Many homes suffered flooded cellars and other damage requiring stress assessment. Soldiers are clearing the banks of nearby rivers including the Olše, digging ditches to drain away remaining water. The Karviná area, along with Ostrava and Frýdek-Mýstek were the hardest-hit during last week’s floods, which claimed one life: a 69-year-old woman drowned after the Olše River burst its banks.