Over 250 soldiers deploy to help Orava recover in the aftermath of snow calamity

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More than 250 soldiers have been deployed to help northern Slovakia recover in the aftermath of the snow calamity over the past few days. The SVK Armed Forces received a request for assistance from the crisis staffs of 9 villages in Námestovo County. Residents of the villages have been aided in snow removal by soldiers from Martin, Ružomberok, Sereď, Sliač and Žilina, involving the use of assigned equipment.

Soldiers have cleared 56,500 m2 of roads, roofs and other surfaces covered in snow, as well as delivering relief food to elderly and disabled people. In doing so, they have lived up to their mission whereby if requested by domestic crisis management authorities, they are ready to offer assistance to SVK inhabitants 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Author: MO SR - KOd, Photo: MO SR - ilustračné - Date: 23.01.2019
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