Flood Protection Measures in Place, 2018 Water Levels Not Expected

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ZAGREB, May 16, 2019 – Environment and Energy Minister Tomislav Ćorić said on Thursday that flood protection measures were in place in areas which the flood wave was getting closer to and that last year’s record-high water levels were not expected in Hrvatska Dubica and Jasenovac this year.

Answering reporters’ questions about the areas where flood protection measures had been in force in the past few days, Ćorić expressed confidence that the high tide in the areas of Karlovac and Hrvatska Kostajnica had passed.

“The water level of most rivers was falling during the night. The areas that will now be under pressure are those south of Hrvatska Kostajnica, namely Dubica and Jasenovac,” said Ćorić, adding that flood protection measures were in place in those areas.

“Last year’s water levels of more than 900 centimetres are not expected and we believe there will be no major problems,” said Ćorić, adding that he was satisfied with the flood protection measures in Hrvatska Kostajnica and Karlovac.

“Citizens, too, agree that compared to previous years, this year we had very good results in protecting properties from floods, I’m satisfied and grateful to the Croatian army, firefighting units and all other relevant institutions,” he said.

Addressing a government session later in the day, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković, who visited the flooded areas of Karlovac and Sisak-Moslavina counties, said that the flood protection system functioned very well compared to previous years.

More news about floods in Croatia can be found in the Lifestyle section.


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