Post-flood, landslide recovery under way

In the wake of the recent massive rainfall eastern Serbia on Thursday continued to recover from the impact of flash floods and landslides.

Source: Tanjug

Efforts are under way to drain a lake in Grabovac, created by rainfall and torrential floods.

"There is no need to evacuate the population. With assistance from the Serbian Army, traffic routes are being cleared of silt, mud and boulders deposited by the landslide. The water level in Grabovac has dwindled a little but it must be drained with more powerful pumps," Predrag Marić, who heads the Emergency Situations Sector at the Interior Ministry, told Tanjug.

Food and drinking water is what the residents of Grabovac need the most, and the dry spell, which is expected to last two to three days, is making the work slightly easier for authorities, Marić also said.

The situation in the Tekija area, which was literally overwhelmed by silt and boulders from a collapsing hill three days ago, is still very difficult, he said.

Marić also said that the road from Tekija to Kladovo was passable again on Wednesday.

Weather forecasts suggest that more rainfall should be expected starting on Sunday and the Emergency Situations Sector will do everything to prepare for the start of next week, Marić said.

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