Serbia Floods – level 3

29-06-2020 07:00

Parts of Serbia, Bosnia, and Herzegovina faced torrential flooding and swollen rivers on Tuesday, after days of heavy rainfall. This happened despite 4.4 million euros spent on flood prevention since 2014, when both Serbia and Bosnia were hit by major flooding.

In western and central Serbia, about 700 houses have been flooded with about 70 families forced to evacuate their homes in Ljubovia. Floating buildings smashed into a bridge, and there are increasing concerns over the possibility of landslides.

In some municipalities, flooding cut off the supply of drinking water and some regional roads. Serbian authorities have declared a state of emergency, as the country is also battling a rising number of coronavirus cases.

Difficult words: torrential (severe), prevention (the action that stops something bad from happening), municipality (a city or town that has its own government).

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