The Budapest flood is expected to remain manageable
Flooding along the Danube is expected to be manageable thanks to the involvement of professionals and civilians in protection efforts, the National Engineering Directorate (OMIT) said on Thursday. “The anticipated flood plume is not expected to cause a critical, unmanageable situation thanks to the deployment of human resources and equipment,” OMIT said in its noon report on Thursday. Water levels on the Danube in Budapest stood at 7.27 meters at 10 in the morning on Thursday. The river is expected to peak at 8.85 meters +/- 20 centimeters in the capital during the day on Monday. Flood waters on the Danube have forced the closure of embankment roads in the capital and disrupted some public transport service. Prime Minister Viktor Orbán declared a state of emergency in areas affected by flooding along the Danube from noon on Tuesday.
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