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Latvia is suffering from the worst flooding in decades

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Residents are told to leave homes in flood areas

Latvia is suffering from the worst flooding in decades

Latvia is suffering from the worst floods in decades: the authorities on Sunday asked residents of the flooded areas around the cities of Jekabpils and Plavinas in the center of the country to leave their homes.

Flooded houses in Jekabpils.

“It will be almost impossible to get you out of the freezing mud once it enters your homes,” Jekabpils Mayor Raivis Ragainis warned on local radio.

Dam threatens to give way

The floods were triggered by pack ice clogging the Daugava River. Water and ice quickly flooded Jekabpils, resident Maris Kodols reported. “These are the worst floods since 1981.”

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