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Advices for foreign citizens staying or having their residence in Hungary during the Danube flood emergency situation
You should know, that the Hungarian Government declared emergency situation in three counties (Győr-Moson-Sopron, Komárom-Esztergom and Pest County) and in Budapest as of 12.00 hours on 4 June 2013 due to flood risk. Inform yourself before going to these areas about traffic and other restrictions.
Do not forget to inform the consular services of your Embassy about your presence in these areas.
Always follow the instructions of the Disaster Management Officers KATASZTRÓFAVÉDELEM) on site.
If you are being evacuated, make sure, that you and your family members are being registered as evacuated persons, leave your contact informations behind in your residence posted, and also give it to the disaster management officers, it will be handled confidentially. If you are being evacuated, your residence area will be guarded by the police, you and your family being hosted at evacuation centers (this can be a school, or other community building) where you and your family members will be taken care of.
General preparation at your residence for the return phase
Following a disaster, there may be power outages that could last for several days. Stock canned foods, dry mixes and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water or special preparation. It is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water, in order to prepare the safest and most reliable emergency water supply. Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open until you need to use it. Observe the expiration or "use by" date. Store in cool, dark place. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages. Turn off power and gas when you leave your residence.
Build an evacuation kit (max. 20kg per person, if possible in a rucksack)
Documents, medicaments and communication equipment
Clothing and Bedding:
Other basic items
If you have got further questions, please submit your email during the office hours (7:30-16h) to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EU MIC Daily report 12 June
On 13 June the flood will reach the Hungarian-Serb-Croatian border.
Hungary offered 1000 soldiers to Serbia for flood protection purposes, downstream from Mohács.
From 4 June altogether 1254 people were evacuated, from 8 counties and 36 settlements due to the floods on the Danube.
During the disassembly of temporary protection works main roads will be prioritized.