(MTI) – Over 100 residential buildings and 20 public buildings have been damaged and several tens of thousands of people are without electricity as a consequence of gale-forced winds that continued throughout Hungary on Thursday, the disaster management authority said.
Most damage was caused in roofs and chimneys and trees fell over air cables in many places.
Waves caused by the heavy winds in Lake Balaton flooded nearby areas and streets and sand bags have been used to protect buildings along some 750 metres of the shore.
Disruptions have been reported in train services and state railways MAV has asked passengers not to plan journeys on the Szekesfehervar-Nagykanizsa line.
Public road services have alerted drivers to inquire about the latest developments before they set out to take journeys.
The weather services have issued second-degree alerts for 14 counties and Budapest.
Heavy winds exceeding 100 km/hour are forecast to continue through Thursday night and slightly calm down by Friday morning.