Metal barriers protect houses from flood waters in Usti nad Labem
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Postcard from flooded Czech Republic

Houses have been evacuated in the industrial city of Usti nad Labem in the Czech Republic.

The most vulnerable areas in the city have been sandbagged and new metal flood barriers were hurriedly erected on Monday.

River levels in Prague have begun to fall, say the Czech authorities, as floodwaters move north.

The BBC's Christian Fraser reports.

  • 04 Jun 2013
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