Strong storms hit Czech Republic

Storms with hail and strong winds hit the Czech Republic on Friday afternoon. In parts of northern and central Bohemia, heavy rain has swollen local rivers and flooded houses. In the Zlín region, a lightning hit the roof of a family house on fire. Up to 30 mm of precipitation is expected in parts of the country which could swell smaller rivers in central Bohemia and the Bohemian-Moravian Highlands on Friday night, the Czech Hydrometeorological Institute said.