Overall Green alert Flood
in Hungary

Event summary

This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101830
Death: 0
Displaced: 12
Countries: Hungary
From - To 19 Jan - 21 Jan


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Northern Hungary, Mid-January 2023Prolonged heavy rains caused flooding on rivers and streams in northern Hungary from 19 January 2023. Local media reported floods in the villages of Sajóvelezd, Josvafo and Aggteleki, near the border with Slovakia. Flooding was also reported in Aggtelek National Park. Flooding occurred in Ipolytarnóc in Nógrád county due to the rise in the water level of the Ipoly river. Two families were evacuated in Ipolytarnóc and 2 elderly people in the nearby village of Litke. Alerts were also in place for flooding of the Sajó and Tarna rivers. As of 19 January, some roads were closed in Sajóvelezd and other parts of the county of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén due to the flooding of the Sajó. Országos Meteorológiai Szolgálat said the rainy weather has been going on for weeks, and in the central part of the country three times more than usual fell during the past 30 days in several places.Sat 21 Jan 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GLOFAS
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