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Hungary: Bloggers’ Photo and Video Reports on the Flood

The floods of the past weeks affecting Central and Eastern Europe are not over yet. MTI, a Hungarian news agency, reported that since May 15 temporary flood protection arrangements had to be implemented on 930 km of riverbanks, using 3.6 million sandbags and asking for more from EU civil protection mechanism. Hungary has been offered 2.12 million sandbags by Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands.

Bloggers took photos around their homes in areas affected by the natural disaster. One of them was Basesoft from Szikszó, a town in northern Hungary. He wrote in a comment (HUN) on his blog (HUN) that the photos did not show the worst situation since they didn't have the time to take photos then.

Photo courtesy of Basesoft

Zsolt Szentirmai posted a series of photos on the flood at Sátoraljaújhely, also in northern Hungary, close to the Slovak border.

HL from Heréd (HUN) posted three times (HUN, here, here and here), adding photos on the flood and the flood protection works.

This piece also shows pictures and short videos, reporting in the first part that in the area called Transdanubia and the mountains in the north of the country it rained 20 to 60 mm, at some places reaching 86 mm. The short videos show areas in the country that are the most affected by the recent floods. Bantabas, who made the video, added in the description and on some images that those who see the video should help anywhere they can.

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