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    The rivers in North-Hungary are rising again. Beside the river Sajo is the flood prevention?

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    Water covers the road

    Truck is coming in the water


    man gets a table out of the way

    Flood near to Putnok

    A hay cart overturned

    Foot passenger and a car

    Shots of the river Sajo

    Road closed for traffic, table

    Truck is taking away the table

    A wooden-bridge is made on the Bodrog

    Shots of Felsobereck from the river Bodrog

    Flood protection

    Flood area

    Shots of the water


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    Background: The rivers in North-Hungary are rising again. Beside the river Sajo is the flood prevention standing by though the water reached the highest point. The river inundated the flood-area. The river Bodrog's water level is increasing, the water gage indicates hour by hour a higher level. The embankment is protected with folia against the surf. Between the frontier of the country and Sarospatak the protection is of the third grade and 600 experts of the Flood Protection Directorate of North Hungary are working on the dams. Because of the flood of the tributaries the level of the river Tisza increased, therefore an alertness of first grade was ordered between Ujlorincfalva and Tokaj. Because of the high water level in Borsod and the inland waters more road sections are closed for traffic. Between Sajokaza-Aggtelek-Tornanadaska the road is covered in a section of more then one km with 60-80 cm water. The road section Vadna-Sajovelezd-Putnok is closed for traffic, as well. But this measure sometimes useless.

    The driver of the truck YF 35-22 leave the prescriptions out of consideration, he drives in. This is a remarkable irresponsibility, some months ago a bus overturned on this place, because the driver supposed: he can pass through with his high vehicle on the flood area, but the pavement became ruined. Yesterday a hay cart was swept away by the flood. Fortunately nobody was wounded.

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