Pardubice / České Budějovice Due to heavy rains on Monday night, firefighters in the Pardubice Region had a total of 21 departures by 7 am. Most often they drew water from flooded cellars or roads. It was similar in other parts of the Czech Republic. River levels also rose. An operational officer of the regional fire brigade told the press.
“The area of Pardubice and Holice was hit the hardest, the districts of Svitavy and Ústí nad Orlicí were less affected,” said the firefighter.
In the Pardubice region, for example, rains complicate traffic on the busy I / 35 road. In Ostřetín and Holice, the water flooded the road, there is a shuttle in one lane.
In Dolní Rovno on Lodrantka and Dolní Ředice on the Ředický stream in the Pardubice region, the third, highest flood level was declared. The Ředický stream overflowed its banks. At the request of Deputy Mayor Ivana Pokorná, a flood wave was announced in Dolní Ředice, and the population received a warning, said Vendula Horáková, a spokeswoman for the regional fire brigade.
Novohradka in Luž and Loučná in Cerekvice reached the lowest first flood stage. According to the Elbe River Basin, the first and second degree of flood activity in the Orlice, Loučná, Novohradka and Chrudimka river basins is expected. However, higher levels cannot be ruled out.
In the South Bohemian Region, the Malše and Polečnice rivers in some places crossed the first flood stage. It was caused by heavy rain, which hit the region on Monday night in the morning. Gradually, it should stop raining on Monday and the condition of the rivers will then return to normal, Kateřina Štěrbová from the Hydrometeorological Institute in České Budějovice told reporters.
The first flood stage was crossed by Malše in Kaplice, where the water level is now 126 centimeters. It has risen 80 centimeters in the last 24 hours. Polečnice in Český Krumlov reached 111 centimeters in the morning.
“In the morning, it will probably exceed the first stage of the Malše flood activity in Pořešín,” said Štěrbová. She added that the most precipitation in southern Bohemia was recorded by meteorologists in the last hours in the Novohradské Mountains, where up to 50 millimeters of water fell.
The level of the Kněžná River in Rychnov nad Kněžnou, after heavy night rains, rose to the first degree of flood on Monday morning. Due to the ongoing rain, the Elbe river basin is also on the rise of other rivers in the Upper Elbe and Orlice river basins. In the Pardubice region, the levels of Loučná, Novohradka and Chrudimka await increases. Reaching up to the third flood stage cannot be ruled out. Jiří Petr informed the head of the Elbe River Basin dispatch center on Monday.
“Currently, we record precipitation in most areas with totals of up to 30 liters per square meter, in Eastern Bohemia and in the Vysočina region, up to 45 to 50 liters per square meter,” said Petr. Further heavy rainfall in the northeast of Bohemia could reach 20 to 30 liters of water per square meter, occasionally even more. After past rains, the area is saturated with water.
Kněžná in Rychnov nad Kněžnou crossed the limit of the first flood stage in the amount of 100 centimeters on Monday at 6 o’clock. After 08.30 it was at the level of 127 centimeters. The boundary of the second flood stage is 130 centimeters. On Monday morning, Orlice in Týniště nad Orlicí and Divoká Orlice in Kostelec nad Orlicí also showed significant rises in levels, so far without flood degrees.
Even in the Vysočina region, river levels are rising due to rain on Monday. The first flood stage was crossed by Svratka in Dalečín and Borovnice after 8 o’clock. He stated it on his website Czech Hydrometeorological Institute. On Monday, firefighters pumped water from houses and cleared trees from roads in several places. In Havlíčkův Brod, water flooded the tunnel under the railway line.
Due to the weather, firefighters had about 15 exits in the Vysočina region. In Velká Losenice, for example, they drained water in the building of a medical center. On Sunday, around 7 pm, they drove to Dešov in the Třebíč region, where the pond overflowed. Firefighters forgave the pond and cleared the canals in the village and cleaned the mud from the road.
According to meteorologists, the clouds in the Vysočina region will partly burst in the afternoon from the west. The highest daily temperatures will be between 18 and 21 degrees Celsius. According to meteorologists, in some parts of the Vysočina region, river levels could rise until Tuesday noon.