HELP AREAS OF SOUTH MORAVIA AFFECTED BY A TORNADO
It took only a few minutes and people lost almost everything. The situation in the tornado affected communities needed a quick solution.
On Thursday 24th June, a tornado badly hit the area of seven South Moravian villages. Till now, 7 people died and hundreds of people were injured. Hundreds of houses were totally damaged and will have to be pulled down. Tornadoes are very rare in the Czech Republic. A tornado of such an extent had never hit this area before.
"It wasn't until dawn that the real effects of the devastating tornado were revealed. The streets are a complete ruin, some streets or parts of the villages will need to be rebuilt. This event is exceptional in its scope," described the situation Josef Koláček, emergency coordinator of the humanitarian organization ADRA CZ. About 1,200 houses have been damaged.
To assess the damages caused by the devastating tornado, ADRA field teams were inspecting houses in a village called Moravská Nová Ves. ADRA CZ was helping to get plastic sheets to cover roofs, generators, and many other construction materials. Our psychosocial teams were providing psychological first aid for over a year.
ADRA CZ was coordinating the aid with other organizations and units of the rescue integrated system and with The South Moravian Crisis Staff. The donations wre used mainly for direct assistance to the affected population.
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