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Update on floods in Hungary

10 June 2013

The Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Hungary reportsthat because of the heighteningthe level of the Danube in Budapest, several stretches of road around the river valleyare closed, but in general the situation is normal, with no casualtiesand no serious damage.Budapest's mayor is urging residents of and visitors to the capital city to as far as possible not use cars to enter the city centre but rather to use public transport.

The main forces of Civil Defence have relocated from the northern part of the country to the southern course of the Danube River, following the main peak wave.

It is expected that on Wednesday, the emergency warning will be withdrawn. The next critical points for high water levels are Bata, Kisapostag, Baja and Dunaföldvár. Forecasts are that by Thursday, the level of the river in Hungary will begin to normalise.

At this time, the Embassy has no received no reports that Bulgarian citizens have got into distress because of the floods.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs repeats its call to not travel to the affected parts of the country,to monitor announcements about thecurrent situation on the ground and to follow the instructions of local authorities.

If necessary, Bulgarian citizens can seek assistance from the Embassy of Bulgaria in Budapest.

Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Budapest, Hungary


1062 Budapest, Andrássy út 115



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