Storm floods the streets of Budapest

Weather

Jessica Fejos

Streets and buildings around Budapest were filled with water due to flooding caused by a huge hail storm late yesterday. Power outages were widespread, and people in various locations were trapped and had to be rescued by firefighters, according to reports. A similar storm is expected tonight.

(Photo: Jessica Fejos)

Some 9,000 homes in Budapest lacked electricity due to the storm, while another 47,000 homes saw shorter temporary blackouts.

Flooding water on the streets of Budapest also leaked in some of the metro stations, and reports suggest that, at the station of Corvin negyed, flood levels reached 40 cm. 

(Photo: Jessica Fejos)

A similar storm is is expected for this afternoon and evening, and the Hungarian Meteorological Service (OMSZ) issued a warning for today, origo.hu said.

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