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Eastern Croatia On Alert As Flood Wave Expected To Hit This Week

Eastern Croatia is bracing itself for a flood wave which is predicted to hit this week after the Danube river’s water levels exceeded 650cm on Sunday. The Croatian Ministry of Defence sent soldiers to the eastern Croatian town of Vukovar yesterday to help with emergency flood protection measures.

The Croatian Water Works department said that the soldiers were putting prevention measures in place on the Danube near Batina after water level rose to 652 cm. A flood wave was expected to hit the region this Friday. Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate from their homes as floods wreaked havoc in Germany and Hungary over the weekend as the Danube and Elbe rivers continue to rise.

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