State of Emergency Declared in NW Bulgaria amid Overflowing Dams
Posted by feww on May 9, 2016
Extreme rain events lead to overflowing of multiple dams in Vratsa region, Bulgaria
State of emergency has been declared across northwestern Bulgaria’s municipalities of Mizia and Hayredin in Vratsa region, amid overflowing dams.
At least three dams—Rogozen, Rogozen-1 and Barzina—are overflowing after recent extreme rain events in the region, according to reports.
The regional governor of Vratsa has declared a state of emergency which is in force from 21 o’clock (EET) on Saturday to 21 o’clock (EET) on Monday.
Some of the people living in areas prone to flooding along the course of the Skat river have been evacuated.
Flooding turned deadly in the town of Mizia in August 2014, said reports.