State of emergency in five municipalities

Heavy rain that fell in much of Serbia on July 30-31 caused material damage and flooding of homes prompting five municipalities to declare a state of emergency.

Source: Tanjug

This decision was taken in Požarevac, Medvđja, Topola, Sokobanja, and Boljevac, the Interior Ministry announced on Friday.

Firefighters and rescuers with the Emergency Situations department intervened 190 times in an effort to protect citizens and help alleviate the consequences of the bad weather.

24 people were evacuated, and six rescued. Over the past two days, 200 anti-hail rockets were fired into clouds in various parts of Serbia to prevent hail storms, according to reports.

Forecasters have said that after more rain and thunderstorms on Friday, Serbia would see sunny and warm weather in the coming week.


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