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Flooding Raba expected to peak at record level on Monday evening

The national water management directorate OVF has mobilised some 400 staff members from across the country to assist with flood defences at the Raba river which is expected to peak at a record water level at Kormend near the Austrian border on Monday evening, the authority has said.

The Raba peaked at Szentgotthard on Sunday evening at 422 centimetres, a water level that required the highest, third degree alert, OVF said, adding that it was flooding “intensively”.

The staff have so far prepared 120,000 sandbags to build a 2.5 km flood defence barrier.

Flood alerts are in place on 912.4 kilometre-long river sections with a highest degree alert along 10.42 kms, said OVF.

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