Flood Watch Budapest: Danube floodwater has peaked in city

The Danube has passed its peak in Budapest and the main forces must now be focused on the section down river of Budapest, where record levels are also expected, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán told reporters on June 10 2013 at Római part, a riverside neighbourhood in District III, north Buda, the worst hit part of the capital.

“A lengthy stretch of the river must be defended to the south, so the key question now is the sensible deployment of resources”, Orbán said.

The Danube had risen to 891cm above normal at about 8pm on Sunday evening, according to the Interior Ministry’s Water Management Directorate.

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