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Slovakia Declares State of Emergency over Flood Threat.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The rising water level in the Danube River reached 971 centimeters by 8 am local time, or 10 am Moscow time, today and keeps rising.

A state of emergency has been declared throughout the Slovak capital city area, according to the local mass media, Voice of Russia reported.

The water level had grown by 30 centimeters in the environs of the capital city last night. Water levels are also rising in the built-up areas below Bratislava, all the way to the Hungarian border.

Experts feel the flood will be at its high on Thursday, when the flood waters from Austria reach Slovakia. The water level in the Danube will reach the 10-meter mark.

The situation is not expected to stabilize before the end of the current week

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Date:Jun 5, 2013
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