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8-8-2020, 21:20 UTC
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Swelling rivers break banks in parts of the country

Swelling rivers broke their banks on Friday in several parts of the Czech Republic. The Labe in northern Bohemia flooded a major thoroughfare between the city Děčín and the capital; a swollen stream closed a Czech-German border crossing in the Most area. Czech authorities issued mid- and high-level warnings on Friday in the regions of Plzeň, Karlovy Vary and Ústí. Authorities in Prague halted traffic on the Vltava on Friday.

The danger of floods is the result of a continuing thaw that has hit the country. Warmer temperatures and steady rainfall are only expected to continue into the weekend.