[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_images_carousel images=”31669,31670,31671,31672,31673,31674″ onclick=”link_image” custom_links_target=”_self” mode=”horizontal” speed=”5000″ slides_per_view=”1″ autoplay=”yes” img_size=”full” hide_pagination_control=”yes”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SEVERE floods have struck the people in Serbia, Bosnia and Croatia these days, leaving thousands of children homeless, without food, water, warm and dry clothes. Roads and bridges are flooded and destroyed by the worst flooding in history. Schools and kindergartens have been shut down. 100,000 homes in Serbia and Bosnia respectively are left without power, while rain-swollen rivers and surging water course through towns and villages, overflowing across streets into homes, causing landslides and other disasters.
The situation is so dramatic, that the entire families have lost their homes in the floods. Finding a shelter is a real adventure for many. The number of victims drowned in these floods is on the rise.
In the city of Svilajnac more than 1.000 flood victims had to seek refuge on the roof tops, waiting for the rescuers to come and save them. In Veliko Polje near Obrenovac the dam broke, and the river flooded the whole area… Hundreds of cars and buses are stranded along the flooded roads. The situation is the most dramatic in western Serbia, where more than 1000 people were evacuated during the night. People are organising themselves to go and defend what is left of Sabac and Obrenovac and many other affected areas in hope that surging waters can be stopped.
These are the heaviest rains and floods ever recoded in 120 years. Serbia has declared a nationwide flood emergency on Thursday and requested help from the world.
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In Bosnia and Herzegovina, they are still struggling with surging waters. Overflowing rivers have burst into towns and villages, cutting off whole communities, while landslides have buried houses.
The most critical area is near river Sava, so called Posavina. Conditions in Šamac are dire, the Br?ko district mound is threatened by deluged water. It is said that the level of River Sava is over nine meters high and almost 1.35m higher than it was in 2010.
Yesterday because the dam near Batkovci fell, started the evacuation of 10.000 people. Army helicopters have been sent to evacuate stranded residents but bad weather is hampering the rescue efforts.
Worst affected areas:
Bosnia-Croatia border, border crossings checkpoints been closed due to flooding, at Bosanski Šamac , Orašje, Br?ko, Ra?a i Pavlovi?a bridge
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Sites to drop off donations in Croatia:
Croatian Red Cross, Zagreb – Red Cross Street 16, between 8:00 – 20:00
Phone Numbers to contact people in flooded areas (via Croatian Red Cross):