After Weekend Storm, Lives, Property Protected in Hungary

  • 9 Aug 2023 11:44 AM
  • Hungary Matters
After Weekend Storm, Lives, Property Protected in Hungary
The Hungarian authorities have successfully protected lives and property after the past weekend’s storm during which a month’s worth of rain deluged most of the country, a government official said.

Investments in flood protection, firming up dams and new equipment for disaster prevention were instrumental in protection efforts, Bence Rétvári, interior ministry parliamentary state secretary told a press conference.

The government has set aside a force majeure fund of 2.6 billion forints (EUR 6.7m) available to local councils that submit claims within seven days of a natural disaster, he noted.

MTI photo: Zoltán Mihádák

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