Floods in the Balkans – level 3

29-05-2014 07:00

More than 25,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in Serbia and Bosnia in the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century.

At least 37 people have drowned or been killed in landslides in the two nations, as heavy rainfall submerged towns in water, destroying homes and roadways.

Residents near the Serbian capital of Belgrade have spent days without electricity in flooded homes, living on the roofs of their houses.

“All that I had is lost. We have nothing now. The house is broken. All is broken. Everything is gone. The house will go down.”

Rescue teams, humanitarian aid, water pumps and generators have arrived from Russia and several European Union member states to help the country, as it braces itself for another flood wave.

Difficult words: submerge (to cover something completely with water), flood wave (wave of water AND more problems with the floods).

Source: www.itn.co.uk

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