The Danube is coming

Spring came a bit late this year and it brought a huge flood on all major and minor rivers of Hungary. Both the Danube and Tisza rivers are flooded, several hundred people were evacuated from their homes. There are some cities that are completely cut off and cannot be approaced by road. Some underground stations in Budapest also experience minor water leakage, some rail services were shut down.

I've taken some pictures yesterday in Esztergom, but the Danube is expected to rise another 30-40 cm. If it does, this will be the highest flood ever recorded in the last 150 years:



More photos from the Fire Department's archive:

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