Serbia Floods – level 2
On Tuesday, severe floods hit Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina. After days of heavy rain, rivers flooded houses, and some people had to leave their homes.
In 2014, big floods hit the countries, and the countries invested more than 4 million euros to build better bridges and make the rivers safer.
However, it was not enough, and this week about 70 families had to leave their homes in Serbia. Floods took several houses away, and the houses smashed into a bridge. A big landslide damaged some houses in Bosnia, and Serbian officials worry that there could be landslides in their country, too.
Serbia is currently fighting the coronavirus, and officials decided to declare a state emergency.
Difficult words: severe (very bad or serious), invest (to spend money to make something better), landslide (when earth and rocks move down a hill).
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