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  •   Request for Assistance from Czech Republic
    14 August

    Fighting floods in
    the Czech Republic

    On 12 August 2002, following torrential rainfalls, the worst floods in over a century occurred in the Czech Republic. Prague, Southern Bohemia and a number of other areas of the Czech Republic have been affected.

    On 14 August 2002, the Government of the Czech Republic requested through the Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC), assistance from Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) countries.

    The following assistance was requested:

    • Portable dryers for drying damp houses;
    • Floating pumps; and
    • Electric submersible pumps

    At a later stage, the Czech Republic also requested:

    • Vaccines against Hepatitis A and immune strengthening vaccines such as gamma globulin;
    • Chlorine-based disinfectants and cleaning products; and
    • Insect repellents for disinfecting larger areas.

    During the operation, the EADRCC kept EAPC Countries informed on the situation and requirements of the Czech Republic by issuing daily situation reports and endeavoured to provide the requested assistance.

    Additional information:
    • Press release: NATO ready to assist countries hit by floods, says NATO Secretary General - 16 August 2002

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