Floods cost Budapest 10 million euro

Budapest City Council has claimed three billion forint (about 10 million euro) from the central budget to cover the cost of dealing with the flood that hit various areas this month when the Danube rose to its highest recorded level, Mayor of Budapest István Tarlós told Infórádió on June 23.

The lower embankment roads along the Danube opened again to traffic on Sunday and Margit Island (pictured below) was partially opened on Wednesday – though many areas remained off limits, with parks operator Fõkert Zrt. citing the risk of trees falling over.

(Photo: Yane Frenski)