Daily News header

Balkan Flood Kills 37

By     get stories by email

flood catastrophe hits the Balkan region

A worst flooding in a century in Bosnia and Serbia has displaced tens of thousands residents and killed at least 37 people.

According to media reports, three months' worth of rain has tormented the region in three days, resulting to heavy floodings and surge of river water.

The rain caused hundreds of landslides in Bosnia, burying dozens of houses and cars. The heavy rains led to rapid rise of water level and eventually surged into homes, sending people climbing to rooftops for rescue.

The residents left their homes and fled to Croatia.

In addition, in Serbia, more than 15,000 residents have been evacuated and found temporary shelter in schools and sports halls.

The town of Obrenovac, southwest of the Serbian capital Belgrade, is under water. In addition, the Obrenovac town which is located at a bend in the River Sava, has been the worst hit by days of heavy rainfall.

belgrade
View of Belgrade and the Sava river which defines the border of the Balkan peninsula. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

International help poured into the two nations

With the horrible catastrophe that affected the two nations, the international community did not fail to response to the needs of the flood victims.

Rescue teams from the neighboring nations particulalry Russia, Luxembourge, Croatia and Slovenia, UK, Austrai joined the rescue efforts in Serbia and Bosnia.

Social media particularly Facebook is utilized by the residents in both countries to call for aid to response to the needs of the flood victims.

In addition, the United States of America also pledged to help the crisis-hit nations.

In a press statement in Washington DC, US Department Spokesperson Jeb Psaki announced that US embassies in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia set in motion processes that will provide additional funds and resources to help deal with the disaster.

She announced that USAID's Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance has deployed humanitarian experts to Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina to assist with response efforts.

For rescue operations, the USAID is providing search and rescue boats to Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Department of Defense is providing supplies to people affected by the flooding, including: cots, blankets, water and fuel cans, portable kitchen sets, space heaters, generators, and water pumps.

Mina Fabulous follows the news, especially what is going on in the US State Department. Mina turns State Department waffle into plain english. Read more stories by Mina Fabulous. Contact Mina through NewsBlaze.

  Please click this get stories by email button to be notified about future stories, and please leave a comment below.

  Please leave a comment here     If it does not display within 10 seconds, please refresh the page

Related Top Stories News

Elena Klionsky, a piano whiz at age six suffered a severe hand injury in 2002, that doctors said she would never recover from, but she has regained full use of her hand.
In the same neighborhood a RSTC school established by Government of India's ' Sarba Siksha Mission' for enrollment of drop out students within age group of 10 years are traumatized from terrified sound of the power generator.
Police said that suspected NFFB(S) militants had triggered the explosion at Chapaguri area in Chirang district.
If you have ever wanted to own a military Humvee, now is your chance to buy one.
In 2013, internal political fighting turned bloody on the streets of Juba in clashes between Dinka and Nuer soldiers. The deadly event Became a massive ethnic and armed conflict, unleashing a wave of targeted attacks on civilians.
The Karbi Cultural Society was constituted and responsibility for research and development of ethnic culture of the region was vested in this committee. Taralango was developed as a center for artistic exercise.

 

NewsBlaze Writers Of The Month


Popular Stories This Month

newsletter logo

landing page ad

NewsBlaze
Copyright © 2004-2014 NewsBlaze Pty. Ltd.
Use of this website is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy  | DMCA Notice               Press Room   |    Visit NewsBlaze Mobile Site