Well, some of those streets are nice, but there's simply too many people in them for my tastes. I guess I am a little sociophobic. The flood did tear down some houses, mainly in Karlin (an old, but not to fancy quarter), but generaly the city is fine. Repairing all flooded houses and the Metro/tube/underground/subway was quite expensive, but you'd have to search hard to find any scars now :-)
The little town I come from was actually hit worse, a few fishponds above the town broke and the water hit Blatna early in the morning tearing down two of the four bridges, damage the next one badly and flooding the last one so that noone knew whether it's still there or not for a day, 1.5 meters of water on the main square, some 20 or so houses down, the stadium covered by a meter of slime, ...
But compared to the recent tsunamis in shouth Asia and India this was nothing.
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