For the last few days, it has been raining and cloudy. in the capital – where I am it is mostly cloudy and windy for a week now, but no heavy rains. The rest of the country was not so lucky.
Heavy rain and wind have started to cause problems about three days ago and with rivers levels going up the floods have started to threat the whole area.
Unfortunately, the rainy weather didn’t stop and the rivers just kept rising.
The whole country Bosnia and Herzegovina is under emergency state, as is Serbia. The floods are severe, people are evacuated by helicopters and boats, the houses are coming down like they are made from paper and the rivers Sava and Dunav, Bosna and Drava are on the very high level. Help is sent from everywhere, Croatia, Slovenia, Germany, even USA in every way – helicopters, medical assistance, rescue teams, food and water. Yesterday it become drastic and we are watching the news, reading the internet portals… There have been several deaths by the floods already and some people are reported missing. The water is taking everything in front of it, for 48 hours people captured on a roof of a factory were waiting to be saved because there was no way to get to them, only by air.
Today is the worst. The Sava is treating to flood. In Serbia it is announced that the storm named “Tamara” is coming. People are cut off and scared.
The floods have reached Croatia, the eastern part, people are building dams from sand bags. I have family in Slavonia, I have family in Bosnia and Serbia. Thankfully, they are all fine.
The dams have breached in some area today and people are being evacuated in military bases and schools. Damage so far is severe, both in human and financial terms.
My mind is today with my neighbours and eastern par of Croatia. May this pass as soon as possible and make no more damage.
I wanted to write this. I live here, I wanted the world to know what is happening.
We are just at the internet all the time, tracking, asking and watching the news, communicating via Facebook to see what is happening.