Hungary: Floods - Apr 2000
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- CIA: General Map of Hungary. 1 Nov 1994
- IFRC: Hungary, Romania, and the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia: Floods - Information Bulletin n° 1. 14 Apr 2000
- DPA: 500 people evacuated from three regions in Hungary. 19 Apr 2000
- Govt. Hungary: Orban on compensation after floods. 26 Apr 2000
- OCHA: Hungary - Floods OCHA Situation Report No. 1. 19 Apr 2000
By David Greedy, Special to The Christian Science Monitor
The Tisza River has been called the "heart and soul" of Hungary. Petofi Sándor, the country's most-beloved poet and author of the national anthem, spent years drawing inspiration from its beauty and wildlife.
But following a series of disasters, there were dire predictions for the Tisza.
Prime Minister on Hungarian Radio (26.04.2000)
Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said the government would not categorically reject any claim related to flood damage. In a weekly interview on Hungarian public radio on 26th of April, Orban made it clear that he would try to block local governments from issuing building permits in flood plains, and would try to see to it that a National Lands Foundation being set up stops the cultivation of farmlands that are frequently flooded.
Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2000/ 0082
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Hungary - Floods
Budapest (dpa) - Around 500 people were evacuated Wednesday from three flooded regions in Hungary as the Tisza River reached a record level of 10.42 metres in the Szolnok area, reports said.
Another 3,700 inhabitants from the towns of Tiszayeno, Tiszamarkony and Vezseny refused to leave their homes, according to the reports.
The Tisza river was 67 centimetres above the record level recorded last year, according to the authorities.