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It claimed the deaths of six people, injured more than 200 people and destroyed 1,200 homes and infrastructure. Many locals are still recovering from the disaster. TASR informs about this on the basis of articles on the websites of Czech Radio and Czech Television.
“Nobody knew how to behave, the tornado in Moravia was a complete sci-fi. Everything you see here now flew through the air, “ mentions the events of the inhabitant of Moravská Nová Ves Zlata Maděřičová. He adds that he still has post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I was standing in the window, shards flew into my body, cut my legs and face. My wife was taking a shower when the door and the doorframe fell on her. She remained barricaded in the bathroom, “ mentions František Pelikán from Lužíc in the Hodonín region.
Pelikánová adds that the house is still being repaired because there is a lack of material and craftsmen. This is also confirmed by the mayor of Hrušky Jana Filipovičová, according to her, high prices are also a problem.
They are restoring the village
“It is our duty to thank those who helped us. The tornado is still a topic, everyone has experienced it differently. For example, some were cut by glass from tall windows while hiding in the kitchen, others were protecting their children. “ said Filipovicova.
In the village of Hrušky, they are also still engaged in the restoration of municipal property. “Reconstruction of the gym, cemetery and church tower awaits us. We also joined forces with students from Mendel University, who help us design a public space around the pond. It will be more beautiful here than before, but it will take a long time, “ says Deputy Mayor Marek Hrušky Marek Babisz.
A devastating tornado swept through the area between the towns of Hodonín and Břeclav on June 24, 2021 before half past seven in the evening. The most affected villages were Lužice, Mikulčice, Moravská Nová Ves and Hrušky.
The highest number of victims
According to the iRozhlas server, on a European scale, it was a tornado with the largest number of victims since 2001. Less than a year later, another tornado hit the area, this time damaging dozens of houses in the village of Lanžhot. The wind speed reached about 150 kilometers per hour.
The event provoked a great wave of solidarity. Until then, the most money in the Czech Republic was raised to help the affected people, by the end of 2021 it was almost 100 million Czech crowns (approximately four million euros).
This amount was later exceeded by the collection for people affected by the war in Ukraine. In addition to financial assistance, local volunteers helped, many also came from Slovakia.
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