Monday, 15 February 2010

Floods Hit Bulgaria

With the amount of snow that has fallen recently then very warm weather, I have myself witnessed the exceptionally high rivers and flooded flat lands that are the result. The thaw hasn't quite finished yet so it could well get worse before it gets better. Most of the water is coming from below ground level. this means that is water is pumped out of a house into the street, it will make its way back to the house!

Melting snow and torrential rains over the last two days has led to massive flooding in parts of southern Bulgaria. No injuries have been reported.
The heavy rain caused the Tundzha River to overflow its banks, leaving dozens of homes under water in the district of Yambol, some 320 kilometers (200 miles) southeast of Sofia, the Civil Defense Agency said on Sunday.
Hardest hit are the town of Elhovo and nearby villages which have been cut off after flood waters destroyed bridges and caused landslides.
Civil Defense rescue crews have helped transport residents to temporary shelters. Meteorologists forecast more rain in coming days.