Western Lithuania braces for floods

  • 1999-03-11
KLAIPEDA (BNS) - As the weather slowly gets warmer, the Lithuanian army has already started preparing for a spring flood in the western area of Klaipeda.Meteorologists say the flood, which is bound to inundate the entire area in the next few weeks, will compare to the overflow of the lower Nemunas River five years ago.At a March 4 meeting, civil engineers and safety police asked for the help of the country's armed forces to deal with the floods. With their equipment, rescuers alone could not evacuate enough people from the area.When the flood strikes the area in the first few days of next w...
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