Six people were killed earlier this week when four days of heavy rain caused flooding on the River Vistula in Southern Poland.
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GV washed away embankment PAN TO soldiers
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Background: Six people were killed earlier this week when four days of heavy rain caused flooding on the River Vistula in Southern Poland.
As the rains continued, water level on the vistula was reported to be five feet (15 metres) above normal, and roads, bridges, and railway lines in the area were washed out.
In the medieval town of Krakow and the surrounding Krakow province, some 21 bridges were damaged and floods caused some 180 miles (285 kilometres) of roads to be closed.
A state of emergency was declared by the Polish Government, and soldiers were moved in to help re-building embankments and set up breakwaters. Some 10,000 people were evacuated.
On Monday (July 20) the official Polish news agency reported the flood crest on the river was moving north and threatening three more provinces, including an area south of Warsaw.