Flood Watch Budapest: city only protected to 930cm, mayor says

Written by on June 8, 2013 in Europe - No comments

Budapest mayor István Tarlós has announced that Budapest is currently protected to a water level of 930cm, not 950cm as previously reported. That includes the already affected Romái-part and Margaret Island according to Tarlós.

On June 7, the water level of the Danube in Budapest surpassed 800cm. Latest reports puts it at roughly 805 cm. The current peak estimate is 895 cm +-20 cm but at the minute the Danube is rising by over two cm an hour with the river expected to peak on Tuesday.

Live updates on the flood situation regarding Hungary can be found at The Budapest Times

(Photo: Alex Bruda)

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