Alexandra Béni | Jan 17, 2019 | 1
Hungarian army rescues people and property
The circumstances on most of the roads remain wintry, especially around Motorway M43, M5 and M6. The lines between Nagykanizsa and Nyíregyháza are also difficult to drive on, as Index.hu reported. The sudden change in the weather causes many difficulties in Hungary.
In Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County, two roads are impassable: the one between Gesztely and Újharangod and the one between Vimány and Fony. Half of the road is passable between Taktaharkány and Újharangod, Mezőnagymihály and Gelej, Köröm and Tiszalúc.
MÁV announced that trains have departed on Monday according to schedule. The trams also began to function in Debrecen.
On Monday dawn, a microbus and a van collided on Highway 44 between Kondoros and Békéscsaba. A person suffered severe injuries, and eight people received minor injuries.
Electricity is still damaged in Hajdú-Bihar County but it is getting restored.
20 settlements in the county are left without electricity. These are the following: Bakonszeg, Balmazújváros, Berettyóújfalu, Bihardancsháza, Biharnagybajom, Bihartorda, Földes, Hajdúszoboszló, Kaba, Kismacs, Nádudvar, Nagyhát, Nagyhegyes, Nagymacs, Nagyrábé, Püspökladány, Sárrétudvari, Szerep, Telekföld, Tetétlen.
Disaster management warns everyone who has to travel by car to leave as early as possible.
The Ministry of National Defense announced Sunday evening that national defence forces also participate in the management of the critical situation. The Hungarian army provides help at seven locations in order to rescue people and property. More than 100 soldiers and 37 pieces of technological equipment are involved in the rescue missions. Seeker helicopters and the army’s armoured units are also alerted.
The army has sent 8 groups from their outpost in Debrecen to help civilians in need in Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén, Hajdú-Bihar and Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg with their wheeled and tracked vehicles.