Thursday, November 22, 2007

Flood - Bulgaria (Stara Zagora) NOV

Bulgaria's municipality of Stara Zagora announced Wednesday it lifts the state of emergency after floods, although rescue teams continue draining dozens of houses in several villages there.

Teams of Civil Defence service are still helping the residents in Galabovo, where the situation remains critical with 12 homes flooded.

Draining works carry on also in the municipality of Radnevo and the villages of Kovachevo and Troyanovo.

The damages of the community centre building in Bratya Daskalovi municipality have been set at BGN 100,000, authorities reported.
The region declared state of emergency after it dawned under water after the downpours on Sunday.

This is the second time this year that Bulgarian authorities are facing an uphill battle in shoring up rescue efforts following the floods that swept northeastern Bulgaria at the beginning of August.

The downpours claimed the lives of eight people and damaged thousands of homes in the worst-hit town of Tsar Kaloyan.

The floods in Tsar Kaloyan followed torrential rains over several days, which came after weeks of sizzling heat, drought and wildfires. - Source

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