August 14 2002 SOS Children's Villages Austria helps flood victims 14/08/2002 - Large parts of Austria have been struck by severe flooding during the past few days. SOS Children's Villages are offering the children of families affected a place where they can recover until school starts again in September. As an act of solidarity, SOS Children's Villages Austria is offering five large groups of children space to recover from the consequences of the flood catastrophe, which has affected thousands of families above all in the east of Austria, until school starts again in September. Up to six children per group and one or two adult carers will be warmly welcomed in the family houses in Imst (Tyrol) and Moosburg (Carynthia). The children will be looked after by professional SOS Children's Village co-workers and will find a refuge from the disaster. This will also be a huge help to their parents, who can concentrate fully on dealing with the damage in the knowledge that their children are in safe hands. All costs (transport, child care, running costs) will be taken care of by Beiersdorf Austria/Nivea, a long-term partner of SOS Children's Villages Austria. The logistics of this relief action are in the hands of the chief of Upper Austria's fire brigade. The waters are gradually beginning to subside, leaving behind debris, mud and despair. However, the catastrophe has shown that Austria is standing together. The many volunteers and the generous Austrian people, who have been fast to donate to those in need, are actively standing with the flood victims.