Brtnice town, Czech Republic, struck by flash flood after torrential rain

Share

P1180897Czech Republic, 1st June 2018 – Brtnice, one of the Associated Partners of the REACH project (Small Towns Heritage Pilot), was severely hit by rain and flood on Friday 31st May afternoon. Water and mud damaged about 20 buildings, carried away parked vehicles and destroyed stone walls and an old barn. Twelve inhabitants of houses located near the pond in the town’s center were evacuated.
“Ponds saved us from even worse damage,“ said Miroslava Švaříčková, the mayor of Brtnice. “Volunteers, local firemen and communal technical service are helping and cleaning the town“ she said. “We will start to reckon the extent of the damage by the next week”, claimed the vice-mayor, Pavel Rubeš. “But it is already clear that the cost will rise up to tens of thousands Euro,“ he added.
This small town of about 3700 inhabitants with its characteristic urban landscape and its historical monuments, has a notable value for the cultural heritage  of small urban centers of the Country. Particular interesting sites are the Castle, the Museum and Birthplace of architect Josef Hoffmann, the Baroque Bridges, the Greater Church of St. James and the Monastery of Minims’ Order. Besides, the town’s historical center is enlisted on Urban Heritage Reservations List of Czech Republic.
CatturaAs the damage is so severe, Brtnice municipality is running a public collection of financial support for inhabitants affected by the flood. Everyone who wish to contribute to the recovery of the town can send the refunds to:
account no. 2101447580/2010 (CZ Fio Bank)
IBAN: CZ6420100000002101447580
SWIFT/BIC: FIOBCZPPXXXaccount no. 2101447580/2010 (CZ Fio Bank)
The experience and practices put in act by this community in order to recover its cultural and historical heritage will allow REACH project to collect testimonials and data for investigating the economic and cultural effects of a traumatic natural disasters and extrapolate best practices.
More information available in the following link links:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3t7h5YrbzX0
https://www.tyden.cz/obrazek/201806/5b12b95709824/crop-1525604-p201806011053501.jpg
https://zpravy.aktualne.cz/brtnice-jestrebi-bleskova-povoden/r~1b33967c65db11e8a8720cc47ab5f122/r~33cc2548658911e8a3adac1f6b220ee8/?redirected=1528365681
https://img.cncenter.cz/img/12/full/5004073_.jpg
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/62/Brtnice_castle_overview_and_center_of_Brtnice.jpg/1920px-Brtnice_castle_overview_and_center_of_Brtnice.jpg

 

Leave a Reply


Related Articles

The REACH project at Silk Cities conference 2019
The international Conference  "Reconstruction Recovery and Resilience of Historic Cities and Societies" will take place at L’Aquila from 10 to 12 of July 2019. It is organized by Silk Cities an independent professional and academic initiative for contextual knowledge exchange, research and advocacy. In the framework of Small Town Heritage pilot action, Paola Branduini and Fabio Carnelli, from Politecnico of Milan, associate partner of the REACH project, in collaboration with Ma...
“The Strategic Use of Heritage Representations: The Small Towns of Podlasie Province”
Last May the open-access peer-reviewed international academic journal  "Urbanities" published the result of the Polish case study carried on in the framework of the Small Towns Heritage Pilot of REACH Project. The article was written by Luďa Klusáková(Charles University, Czech Republic)  Halina Parafianowicz and Marlena Brzozowska (Białystok University, Poland). The article stems from a project researching good practices in the use and re-use by small towns of their cultural heritag...
Brtnice town, REACH associate partner, winner of the Historical Town of the Year competition
The Historical Town of the Year competition  is organised by the Association of Historical places of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia, the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Regional Development of Czech Republic. The activities of the Association are in all respects focused on the preservation, protection, and permanently sustainable use of the cultural heritage. The prize is awarded for the best regeneration of urban monument reserves and the revival of historical town centres. This ...
REACH at the International Conference "Small Cities and Environment (from the Middle Ages to Co...
From 14 to 16 March at Castelo de Vide (Portugal) was held an international conference on Small Towns and Environment in History - Pequenas Ciudades e Ambiente - organized by the international network Small Cities in Time (In-SCIT).   The main subject of this conference sets out from the principal that the "environment" (in the twin sense of "nature" and "area surrounding a locality") provides small cities with amenities, possible benefits and probably al...