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Cities in danger of flooding – Valmiera and Daugavpils

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Water level in Daugava River and Gauja River continued to rise yesterday. Thankfully, the rise was not rapid.

The water level rise was gradual and slow in both rivers, as reported by Latvian Radio with reference to the representative of the State Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) Vilis Students.

Daugavpils and Valmiera remain in danger of flooding. Rescuers continue to monitor the flooded areas, as reported by the rescue service representative.

According to Students, the situation is not critical, so there is no need to force residents to evacuate.

As it is known, Latvia has been largely in danger of the most massive floods in recent years. The situation is critical in Daugavpils. Danger of flood and actual flooding has been noted in Ogre, Plavinas, Ilukste, Livani, Gulbene, Rezekne, Carnikava and other regions.

On Monday, April 22, the Crisis Management Council decided to declare a state of emergency in Daugavpils.

Floods in Valmiera:

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