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25-9-2021, 06:47 UTC

The Czech Republic hit by floods

In August 2002 the Czech Republic was hit by devastating floods, in what was the biggest natural disaster in modern Czech history. In some areas the floods - which affected over one third of the country - were the worst in 500 years. There were 17 deaths and thousands of people had to be evacuated from their homes. The floods caused damages of over 73 million crowns (2.5 million US dollars). One year later, life has returned to normal in many of the affected areas, though the damage is still being dealt with in some places. How did it look during the floods of August 2002? How do things look now? Find out on these pages.

Photo-gallery: Prague during the floods and one year later

Photo-gallery: Prague after the floods
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