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17 Oct 2005 description
report European Commission

IP/05/1294

Brussels, 17 October 2005 - Today in Bratislava, European Commissioner for Regional Policy, Danuta Hübner, and Slovak Deputy Prime Minister, Pál Csáky Bra, signed an agreement to pay € 5.67 million to Regions of Slovakia -- including Banská, Bystrica, Košice, Prešov, Žilina - worst hit by the severe storm of November 2004. The grant is being made available through the European Union Solidarity Fund (EUSF).

26 Nov 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/177
OCHA Situation Report No. 2
Wind Storms - Slovak Republic
Occurred on 19 November 2004

26 Nov 2004 description

Bratislava (dpa) - At least two people including a Czech tourist died and 10 others were reported missing Saturday afternoon in severe storms in Slovakia.

On Friday and Saturday wind speeds reached 173 kilometres per hour in the strongest storms northern Slovakia has seen since 1936.

The 27-year-old tourist who went missing Friday was found dead in a mountain valley Saturday. Rescuers opined that the man was literally ''blown'' off the side of a mountain.

25 Nov 2004 description

Ref: OCHA/GVA - 2004/175
OCHA Situation Report No. 1
Wind Storms - Slovak Republic
Occurred on 19 November 2004