A Deluge Drenches The Economy...And Uncovers Man Made Blunders

There are no spare beds in the Czech Republic's psychiatric hospital in Opava these days. Since last month's flooding--Central Europe's worst in two centuries--head doctor Ivan Drabek has admitted some 60 attempted suicides, including one man who had just finished building a family house he had been working on for 15 years. "The next day, it was all swept away," Drabek shakes his head. "And he didn't have insurance. I can't imagine how he feels."

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