Polish capital fights rising flood waters
The Polish capital of Warsaw fought leaking flood barriers Tuesday night but was secure the next morning amid rising flood waters, city officials said Wednesday, DPA reported.
Some 600-700 metres of flood barriers in southern Warsaw began to leak late Tuesday. Some 500 firefighters, soldiers and volunteers managed to secure the barriers by around 4:20 am (0220 GMT) Wednesday using 30,000 sandbags, local media reported.
The Vistula River had reached a height of 7.49 metres in the capital at 6 am, well above the emergency level of 6.5 metres. But officials noted that while the river's level was high, it was not rising and no evacuations were necessary in any parts of the city.
The rising water is part of a second flood wave that has moved down the Vistula and other rivers following heavy rain in southern Poland.