Margaret Island Hotels In Budapest To Be Evacuated

  • 5 Jun 2013 9:00 AM
Margaret Island Hotels In Budapest To Be Evacuated
The Danubius Grand Hotel and Thermal Hotel on Margaret Island must be evacuated by noon Friday because of the flood threat, their manager András Körössy told Inforádió on Tuesday.

He said subsoil water is already flowing into the Grand Hotel, and Disaster Control director György Bakondi has ordered the evacuation of both buildings.

Furniture will be moved to upper floors, but the building cannot be protected because if the line of defence breaks, the water will sweep everything aside.

Körössy anticipates a loss of Ft 100 million due to the temporary closure.

Some 3,000 cubic metres of sand and 300,000 sandbags have been taken to Margaret Island to build a protective dyke.

Source: Hungary Around the Clock

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