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24 Feb 2010 description

Summary: CHF 295,187 was allocated from the International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) on 3 July 2009 to support the Czech Red Cross in delivering assistance to some 5,000 beneficiaries.

08 Dec 2009 description

Date of entry

13/10/2009

Beneficiary

Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic

Location

* Czech Republic

Description

Reconstruction of damage caused by floods in June and July 2009.

Objectives

The proposed operation includes flood damage repair investments in four affected Czech river basins (South Bohemia, Ústi Region, Olomouc Region and Moravian Region) after the floods of summer 2009.

Comments

Sector(s)

* Water, sewerage, solid waste

Proposed EIB finance

CZK 7 000 million

Total cost

CZK 7 600 million

Environmental aspects

The …

12 Oct 2009 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Jul 2009 description

The International Federation's Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) is a source of un-earmarked money created by the Federation in 1985 to ensure that immediate financial support is available for Red Cross and Red Crescent response to emergencies.

03 Jul 2009 description

Prague_(dpa) _ The Czech Republic Friday reported the 14th victim of flash floods that have tormented Central Europe for over a week.

A 53-year-old man drowned near the village of Bory in central Czech Republic as he was trying to clean a spillway of his pond, a police spokeswoman said. The man went missing on Thursday.

Flash floods fueled by heavy rains have swept through villages and towns across Central Europe with deaths also reported in Austria and Poland.

The Czech Republic, where the raging waters killed the first victim on June 24, has been hardest hit.

28 Jun 2009 description

PRAGUE, June 28, 2009 (AFP) - One man was killed and some 380 people were forced to flee their homes overnight as more flooding swept through the Czech Republic, police said Sunday.

Firefighters overnight evacuated several villages and two holiday resorts near Strakonice and Prachatice in the southwest, which has been hit with heavy rainfall.

The one fatality was a 47-year-old man whose body was found late Saturday in a river.

"He had no doubt been taken by surprise by the sudden rising of the water while he was trying to remove some machines from his workshop," …

27 Jun 2009 description

PRAGUE, June 27, 2009 (AFP) - A volunteer fireman drowned and two other people were reported missing Saturday after fresh flooding overnight in the Czech Republic, where a dozen people have already died in floods this week.

The man was swept away by raging waters in the village of Vicice while he was helping in the evacuation of residents. Colleagues later found his body in the Studena Voda river.

About 200 people had to be evacuated from 17 villages in the Jesenik region in the northeast of the country, including 40 children from a holiday camp, local authorities said.

Two …

26 Jun 2009 description
report People in Need

The Czech humanitarian organization People in Need has opened a Call for Donations to help the victims of floods, which have badly hit towns and villages in Moravia - the eastern part of the Czech Republic. According to the most recent information the floods have caused at least 11 casualties. Many houses are flooded or have collapsed and there is a huge damage on infrastructure. Meteorologists forecast high rain falls and have issued flood warnings on several other places in the country.

26 Jun 2009 description

This bulletin is being issued for information only, and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The National Societies in the affected regions, with the support of the International Federation, have determined that external assistance is not required at that point, and is therefore not seeking funding or other assistance from donors. However as the situation evolves, international assistance may be requested.

Summary

Heavy rains hit Central Europe causing the level of rivers to rise. Flood warnings have been issued across the region.

26 Jun 2009 description

PRAGUE, June 26, 2009 (AFP) - The death toll in heavy floods that swept the Czech Republic this week has risen by two to 12, the CTK news agency said Friday, citing police sources.

A man drowned in the swollen Vltava river in south Bohemia on Thursday evening after his raft capsized, and an ill woman in the east of the country died because the ambulance could not make it to her house.

Weather forecasters warned the floods may return as a heavy downpour and storms are expected at the weekend.

"Storms may occasionally bring torrential rain, strong gusts of wind and …

25 Jun 2009 description
report Reuters - AlertNet

-Ten people die in eastern Czech floods

- Water levels peak, though more rain could come

- Vienna evacuates famous art gallery

By Petr Josek

NOVY JICIN, Czech Republic, June 25 (Reuters) - At least 10 people died in flooding in the eastern Czech Republic, and rising river levels prompted flood warnings across central Europe following heavy rains this week.

The 10 Czechs died near the country's border with Poland and Slovakia, with most of the damage near the town of Novy Jicin, 260 km (160 miles) east of Prague.

Officials said at least six people …