The most affected municipalities are Moravská Nová Ves, Hrušky, Mikulčice and Lužice. According to Mayor Marek Košut, the storm destroyed perhaps hundreds of houses in Moravská Nová Ves. There are overturned cars in the place. According to Deputy Mayor Marek Babisz, half of the village of Hrušky is practically razed to the ground. In Lusatia, according to Deputy Mayor Jakub Buchta, about a third of the village is affected and some people need to be evacuated to the falconry. According to Mayor Marta Otáhalová, Mikulčice looks like after the war. In Mikulčice, a storm overturned a bus, according to available information, there are four injuries. Hejtman Grolich stated that he was in Moravská Nová Ves, he did not even get to Mikulčice.
The D2 motorway is impassable due to fallen power lines. Long columns formed. There are also problems in public transport, which has largely stopped. According to the Minister of Transport Karel Havlíček (for YES), there are 14 railway lines.
Tornado shot from a distance from the village of Průšánky:
According to meteorologists, a tornado most likely appeared in southern Moravia. Michaela Valachová from the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute told ČTK. People captured the tornado in photographs. According to the website run by meteorological amateurs cooperating with CHMI, the last time a tornado was in the Czech Republic was in September 2018.
“From CHMI’s point of view, we do not have measurements that would confirm that it was a tornado. But from all the photos from people and the like, it is obviously a tornado. At the same time, I can confirm that the meteorological conditions were suitable for that,” said Valachová.
Rescuers record up to 150 injured. He solves accidents, people overwhelmed in houses or under fallen trees. According to the spokesperson of the South Moravian rescuers Hedvika Kropáčková, there are 22 crews in the field, but also rescuers from the Zlín, Olomouc, Pardubice and Vysočina regions, as well as rescuers from Slovakia and Austria.
According to the Minister of the Interior Jan Hamáček (ČSSD), all units of the integrated rescue system, including rescue units and USAR teams, which search for people under the rubble, are moving to the Hodonín region. The deployment of an army is being considered. The army is on call, it has activated engineers. She is waiting to see if the regional crisis staff will ask for help, Magdalena Dvořáková, a spokeswoman for the General Staff, told ČTK.
Prime Minister Andrej Babiš (YES) stated on twitter that he could not return from Brussels to the Czech Republic due to the weather. He asked Deputy Prime Minister Alena Schiller (for YES) for help in the affected areas. President Miloš Zeman thanked the IRS for its help and expressed its participation to the affected people.
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