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Published on Sep 1, 2014

September 4, 2014

Southern Italy has seen severe flooding, with the Foggia region particularly hit hard. 

At least 6,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes while fire crews were kept busy rescuing stranded motorists. 

Rainfall totals have been substantial for the region. Over the last 48 hours, San Marco in Lamis has received 380 millimeters (mm) of rain.

Conditions have not been any better further east. …

Published on Sep 4, 2014

Sep 4, 2014

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A car is salvaged from a flooded street in Malmo, southern Sweden, Sunday Aug. 31, 2014.. ..


Aug 31, 2014

Heavy rains and flash floods have snarled road and rail traffic in Sweden and Denmark, with divers called to rescue people in submerged vehicles.

Overnight rains which spread into Sunday forced the evacuation of residents from waterlogged homes in some areas.

Buses in the Swedish city of Malmo came to halt after vehicles broke down on flooded roads.

Divers and rescue workers helped passengers trapped in submerged cars and buses, in one case breaking the window of a bus and dragging people out on an extended ladder.

Two buses are partly visible above water under an overpass in Malmo, southern Sweden, Sunday Aug. 31, 2014.


Danmark, Kopenhagen

In the Danish capital, rescue workers assisted the driver of a car engulfed in water.

Kristian Naested from the Copenhagen’s fire department said: “We managed to save him at the very last moment.”

Steen Rasmussen, chief forecaster at Denmark’s Meteorological Institute said the heaviest rain – 120 millimeters (4.7 inches) in about three hours – engulfed parts of the city during the night.

“That was very heavy rain but now it will slowly lessen with occasional showers, and not so heavy,” Rasmmussen said.

Officials advised people to stay indoors through Sunday.


August 22, 2014

Flooding has affected several counties in south west Sweden over the last 4 days after long periods of heavy rain.

The counties affected include Halland, Värmland and Västra Götaland. More rain is expected over the weekend, according to Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI)…

The current wave of flash floods in Sweden first struck in Getinge, Halland, on 18 and 19 August…

According to Swedish Radio News, some 8000 households in Halmstad municipality risk having their homes flooded or have already been flooded.

Over ten thousand sandbags have been sent to the area, by the Civil contingencies Agency, and the flood barriers in the municipality were extended by several kilometres on Wednesday.

In the small town of Getinge 50 households and two elderly care homes have been evacuated, and the school and daycare centers were closed. The class 3-weather warning for the lower parts of the Nissan River in Halland County, remains. This indicates extreme even dangerous weather, and possible suspension of public services.

Minor landslides have affected some parts of the train tracks. Rail service between Uddevalla and Munkedal was suspended as well as from Uddevalla towards Trollhättan and Gothenburg. The trains were expected not to run for all of Wednesday as some sections of rail are under water. Parts of the E6 highway were also flooded.

The previous class 1-warning for parts of Jönköpings County and in the western parts of Götaland County, was upgraded to a class 2-warning on Wednesday afternoon, due to the high water levels. This warning also indicates a threat to the public and to properties but at a slightly lower degree than the class 3-waning.

August 8, 2014

The small town of Vigrestad in Hå municipality, Rogaland County, south west Norway, was under water yesterday after heavy rainfall and thunderstorms. The severe weather struck across wide areas of Norway’s south west, but it was Vigrestad that seemed to suffer the worst of the flooding. According to WMO, Hå municipality saw almost 60 mm of rain fall in 24 hours.

Flood water was as high as 1 metre in places. The local fire department received over 40 calls for help from victims of the floods in the space of just a few hours. Local media say around 20 people had to be evacuated from a nursing home. The flooding was so severe at one point the town was cut-off and access roads in or out were blocked by flood water. Trains were also affected and the route between Ogna and Vigrestad closed.

Published on Aug 6, 2014

Published on Aug 6, 2014



One person has been killed and another is missing after heavy rains brought a new wave of flooding to Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia this week. Just three months ago, historic floods killed almost 80 people.

Torrential rain in the western Serbian town of Banja Koviljaca led to a 65-year-old man’s drowning after his house flooded, the Beta news agency reported on Wednesday, quoting local police.

The daily Večernje Novosti writes on Wednesday that Mišo Đurić went into the basement to “close the window” and prevent the water getting in, but was overpowered by it.

The waters also damaged several local roads, as well as dozens of houses and a hospital, the agency reported.

Many areas, mostly in western and central parts of Serbia, experienced severe thunderstorms and heavy rain late on Tuesday. Local electric company teams were out in the field in Loznica, Krupanj, Ljubovija, Mali Zvornik, and parts of Mačva and Bajina Bašta regions repairing damaged transmission lines.

Member of the Loznica town council Dragoslav Dobrić told reporters that a special rehabilitation hospital in Banja Koviljača was flooded, and all bridges in several villages swept away, while the Zavlaka-Tekeriš road is closed due to the damage done by a local river.

In Kosjerić 20 households had to be evacuated last night, municipal president Milijan Stojanić told Tanjug, and added that the damage was “greater than during the May flooding.”

Serbian Army soldiers were sent to this small town in western Serbia to help locals deal with the consequences of the storm that also caused landslides that cut off access to the village of Godečevo.


In neighboring Bosnia, hundreds of households flooded in several regions, mostly the same ones hit in May.

“Streams and rivers have very quickly turned into torrents which carried all in front of them,” a member of the civil protection center told Bosnian national television on Wednesday.

Police said one person remained missing in Banja Luka, where authorities declared a state of emergency. In the region of Gracanica, near Tuzla, authorities evacuated about 200 homes in several affected villages.

In the northern village of Donji Hrgovi, homes had flooded within a few minutes overnight Tuesday. Residents escaped before the roads and bridges became impassable.


The floods have also hit Croatia, albeit to a lesser extent.

Heavy rainfall has caused rivers to burst their banks on Wednesday, killing one person and flooding houses and roads in the same areas of the Balkans that were devastated in May by the worst floods in 120 years.

A 65-year-old man drowned late Tuesday after rushing waters flooded his home in the town of Banja Koviljaca in western Serbia, and in Banja Luka, Bosnia, a car was swept away by the water and the driver is missing.

Bosnian authorities declared a state of emergency as rescuers rushed to the central and northern parts of the country to evacuate people, many for the second time this year. In the northern village of Donji Hrgovi, homes were flooded within a few minutes overnight. Residents escaped before the roads and bridges became unpassable.

In nearby Gracanica, Senisa Isinovic said the water came suddenly during the night and quickly flooded the lower level of her house.

“We got up. We tried to save things, but the kitchen was gone – all of it. Everything we had in the kitchen. The food is gone as well,” she said.

Rain started on Tuesday and forecast says it will continue to fall until Thursday.


In both Serbia and Bosnia, surging waters have flooded hundreds of homes, caused landslides, blocked local roads and swept over streets in many towns, whose sewage systems were unable to take huge quantities of water at once. Dozens of people have been evacuated from their homes.

The two countries have just started repairing the damage caused by heavy rain in Bosnia, Serbia and Croatia in May, causing 51 deaths and billions in damages. The flooding affected 40 percent of Bosnia, wrecking the main agriculture industry, wiping out infrastructure and forcing almost a quarter of the population of 4 million to leave their homes.

Many of them say they are so disappointed with authorities, and that they stopped expecting any help from the government.

“We can’t believe the authorities anymore,” said Sevala Muftic, from Gracanica. “Only in God we can believe, to be honest with you.”

Neighboring Croatia also has been hit by extreme weather in the middle of the tourist season, which is vital for the country’s economy.

Authorities said a firefighting plane is being used to extinguish a wildfire in a mined area near the coastal town of Split. The fire was caused by thunder striking a pine forest.

In Croatia, bad weather has hit also the Sirac and Daruvar areas in the north of country. Many houses have also been flooded in the areas of Karlovac, Sisak and the west.

The latest heavy rain in the region, highly unusual for mid-summer, comes after devastating floods hit the western Balkans in May.

Hundreds of thousands of homes and other buildings were damaged.

Centralni dio Istre u nedjelju poslije podne pogodilo je snažno grmljavinsko nevrijeme s gradom, a led veličine oraha padao je na području Motovuna, Livada i Vižinade, Kaldira, Zamaska, te dijelove Bujštine, Buzeštine i Pazinštine, prenosi Hina.

Prema podacima istarskog meteo-portala Istramet, pogođeni su i vinogradi te usjevi, pa će se razmjeri štete procjenjivati narednih dana.

U Livadama je u kratkom vremenskom roku palo čak 69 milimetara kiše, dok je u Ravnici pokraj Oprtlja palo 58 milimetara kiše po metru kvadratnom.

Temperatura zraka se naglo spustila za više od 15 stuepeni.

Navodno je ovo bila najjača ovogodišnja ljetna oluja.

“U ovim trenucima jači cumulonimbus [krupan i gust oblak] buknuo je sjeveroistočno od Pule, a sa zapada iz Italije stiže nova linija nestabilnosti, koja bi mogla zahvatiti zapadnu Istru”, navode u Istrametu.

Velika šteta na vinogradima

Jako nevrijeme pogodilo je i dio Kvarnera, a grad je poslije 16:00 sati padao je otoku Krku, gdje je, prema prvim informacijama, oštetio vinograde.

Nevrijeme, praćeno gradom, zahvatilo je i dijelove otoka Krk.

Grad je na sjevernim dijelovima otoka napravio stopostotnu štetu na tamošnjim vinogradima.

Kako se navodi, nevrijeme je pogodilo dalmatinsku obalu od Zadra do Rogoznice.

Published on Aug 6, 2014

Published on Aug 6, 2014


In Bosnia hundreds of households were flooded in several regions, mostly the same ones hit by May’s severe floods, the worst in the Balkans in more than a century.

Police said one person was reported missing in Banja Luka, where a state of emergency was declared.

In the region of Gracanica, near Tuzla, some 200 homes were evacuated in several affected villages.

Streams and rivers have very quickly turned into torrents which carried all in front of them,” a member of the civil protection centre told national television.


Snažno nevrijeme praćeno grmljavinom i obilnom kišom pogodilo je tokom popodneva i večeri veći dio Bosne i Hercegovine te dijelove Hrvatske i Srbije, prouzrokovavši zastoje u saobraćaju i probleme u napajanju električnom energijom. Za nekoliko gradova u Bosni i Hercegovini, odnosno područje Foče, Prijedora i Višegrada, Meteoalarm je i za srijedu izdao narandžasto upozorenje, što znači da se očekuju lokalno jači i učestaliji grmljavinski procesi.

Stručnjak za održivi razvoj i ekološki aktivist Tim Clancy, koji se s udruženjem Terra Dinarica našao u Željeznom Polju, posvjedočio je za Radio Sarajevo o tome kako su nove obilne padaline prouzrokovale i nevolje stanovništvu tog kraja, teško pogođenom katastrofalnim majskim poplavama.

“Nakon samo 20-30 minuta u Željeznom Polju svjedočili smo drastičnom porastu nivoa i brzine vode koja se slijeva niz planine. Nekoliko područja je poplavljeno, a stanovništvo napušta ovaj kraj”, potvrdio je Clancy.

Clancy navodi i kako je Gorska služba spašavanja iz Zavidovića u pripravnosti i spremna da odgovori na nove probleme uzrokovane obilnim padalinama.

Iz nekoliko stambenih objekata u TK evakuirani su stanovnici, a najdramatičnije je na području lukavačke i srebreničke općine.

Na području Srebrenika vatrogasci evakuiraju ljude, a iz Civilne zaštite Tuzlanskog kantona upozoravaju na još gore stanje nego u prošlim poplavama ukoliko kiša nastavi padati.

Traanslated by Google:

Severe storm accompanied by thunder and torrential rain hit during the afternoons and evenings greater part of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and parts of the Croatian and Serbian, causing traffic delays and problems in the supply of electricity. For several towns in Bosnia and Herzegovina, ie the area of Foca, Prijedor and Visegrad Meteoalarm and on Wednesday issued an orange alert, which means that they are executed locally stronger and more frequent thunderstorm processes.

Expert in sustainable development and environmental activist Tim Clancy, who is the Association Terra Dinarica found in the Iron Field, testified for Radio Sarajevo on how the new rainy season caused trouble and population of the region, hard hit by the catastrophic floods the May.

“After just 20-30 minutes in the Iron Field, we have witnessed a dramatic increase in the level and speed of water running down the mountain. Several areas have been flooded, and the population is leaving this area, “confirmed Clancy.

Clancy also writes that the Mountain Rescue Service of Zavidovic on standby and ready to respond to new problems caused by heavy rainfall.

For several residential buildings in TK were evacuated residents, and most dramatic in the area Lukavački and Srebrenica municipality.

In the area of Srebrenik firefighters evacuated people from the Civil Protection Tuzla Canton warn of worse condition than in past floods if the rain continues to fall.

Mujaga Delić javio se reporteru “Dnevnog avaza” uz tvrdnje da su on i još dvadesetak mještana zatočeni u selu Čole kod Željeznog polja, općina Žepče.

Među zatočenim osobama nalazi se i nepokretna starica Fatima Zekić.

- Stanovnici ovog sela putem telefona obratili su se policiji, civilnoj zaštiti, vatrogascima, ali niko već dva sata ne odgovara na njihove pozive, tvrdi Delić.

Mujaga Delić je kazao da im je hitno potreban helikopter, jer među zatočenim ljudima se nalazi dosta starijih osoba.

- Blokiran je magistralni put M-17 na ulazu u Željezno polje. Ne mogu da vjerujem da niko neće da nam se javi. Putem “Avaza” molimo za pomoć, rekao je mještanin Čola.

Čole su jedno od 11 sela Mjesne zajednice Željezno polje koja su nakon majskih poplava pretrpjela nesagledive posljedice uslijed stotina klizišta. Čole su nakon ove prirodne katastrofe pretvorene u sivo bespuće, a tri mjeseca poslije majskih poplava, nove padavine izazvale su i nove probleme mještanima ovog sela.

Mujaga Delic contacted the reporter, “the Daily Avaz” by claiming that he and another two dozen villagers trapped in a village near Colo Iron fields of Zepce.

Among the detained persons are located and immobile old lady Fatima Zekić.

- Residents of this village by telephone addressed the police, civil defense, fire department, but nobody for two hours does not respond to their calls, said Delic.

Mujaga Delic said that they urgently needed a helicopter, because among the detained people is quite elderly.

- Blocked the highway M-17 at the entrance to the Iron field. I can not believe that no one will let us know. Through “Avaz” ask for help, said villager Cola.

Colo is one of the 11 villages of the local community of Eisenstadt field that after the May floods suffered incalculable consequences caused hundreds of landslides. Colo after this natural disaster turned into a gray wasteland, and three months after the May floods, new rainfall caused the new problems the villagers.

Darko Stanojević ( 37) i njegova prijateljica Petra Živković (42) su u mjestu Barakovac, kod Čelića, izgubili život zbog poplava.

Vozili su se u “Ladi Niva” lokalnim putem preko kojeg prelazi Crni potok koji je automobil odnio oko jedan kilometar, gdje je olupina pronađena.

Iza Darka je ostalo četvoro maloljetne djece, a iza Živkovićeve troje.

Stanojeviću je, kako doznaju “Nezavisne”, prošle godine umrla majka, a dva brata poginula su mu tokom rata.

Radenko Stanojević, brat nastradalog je na licu mjesta i konstantno ponavlja, “šta me je ovo potjeralo”.

Podsjetimo, leševi muškarca i žene pronađeni su u vozilu u mjestu Barakovac, kod Čelinca.

Prethodno je Policijskoj stanici Čelinac jučer oko 21.30 prijavljeno da se dan ranije, oko 21 sat, vozilom od porodične kuće udaljio muškarac (37), sa kojim je u vozilu bila žena (42), oboje iz Čelinca.


Published on Aug 5, 2014

Published on Aug 6, 2014

Tell people, you selfish bastards! YOU will be in the same situation, will NOT escape!

You must TELL!

August 3, 2014

Heavy rain and storm hit Western Slovakia and its capital Bratislava on Sunday afternoon.

Pavel Ihnat of the Slovak Fire and Rescue Corps Presidium (HaZZ) said that 51 HaZZ members were dispatched along with 28 members of voluntary fire brigades.

These crews drained the water that had accumulated on the roads, underpasses and cellars of houses and flats.

According to Ihnat, the fire brigade had to intervene in all Bratislava boroughs. The HaZZ operational centre is still dispatching its units to all affected areas of Bratislava after the storm.

The Bratislava city police warned that a number of roads have been flooded and are thus impassable. The storm has also caused problems for Bratislava public transport.

“Access complications have occurred due to the intense rainfall.The situation in the centre has already been stabilised. City-wide transport isn’t running according to the timetable, however.Trams and trolleybuses aren’t running to the Eastern Bratislava´s boroughs,” said spokesperson of Bratislava public transport company Adriana Volfova.

The damages in Bratislava were only limited unlike heavy rains and floods, which last week devastated part of the Northern Slovakia.

According to the Slovak Environment Ministry, removing the damages in Vratna dolina will take two to three months with the costs estimated at 2 million euros (2.68 million U.S. dollars).

Aug 4 2014

Rescue teams evacuated over 500 people overnight from the small Bulgarian town of Mizia after torrential rains caused flooding that claimed at least one casualty, an interior ministry official said on Sunday.

Rescue teams with boats and helicopters were still evacuating stranded people on Sunday.

One man was found dead in his flooded home, said Nikola Nikolov, head of the ministry’s fire safety and civil protection unit.

Over 50 houses have collapsed after the Skut River, which runs through the town, burst its banks.

Hundreds of houses remain under water.


Another town and several villages in the northwestern area, which is close to the Danube, were also hit by floods.

It was terrible, terrible. The water kept coming and coming. My home is under water. Luckily I have an aunt who lives in the higher parts of the town. I think we will be at least 30 people in that house tonight,” Valia Mircheva, a farmer from Mizia, told BTV television.

The rains have ceased, and weather forecasters say they do not expect heavy rain in the next few days.

Floods this summer have killed more than 15 people in Balkan countries Bulgaria and Romania.


Aug 3, 2014

A violent downpour caused a flash flood late on Saturday that swept up dozens attending a local summer festival in northern Italy, killing four men and injuring about 20 others, rescuers and officials said.

About 100 people had gathered near the banks of a stream in the foothills of the Alps near the town of Refrontolo for the annual gathering when a thunderstorm hit, sending a wall of water and mud into the festival, the fire department said.

“Nobody had ever seen anything like it. There were 2 metres of water. People grabbed onto trees to save themselves,” Mirco Lorenzon, a local civil protection official, said in an interview broadcast by SkyTG24 on Sunday.

The storm caused about 50 mudslides and much property damage in the area, Lorenzon said.

Pictures and videos posted online showed cars that had been swept away in the flood lying upside-down in the stream or stranded sideways against trees.

There was an hour-and-a-half of rain so heavy that you couldn’t see anything,” said Luca Zaia, governor of the Veneto region, during a visit to the site of the disaster on Sunday.

“Within the hour, I will sign papers declaring a state of emergency for the area,” Zaia said in a television interview.