Bulgaria Slowly Recovering after Latest Devastating Floods

Society | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 10:56|  views

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The situation in Bulgaria is returning to normal after yesterday's floods claimed three lives and caused serious material damage throughout the country.

No new floods have been reported during the night, the head of the Chief Directorate Fire Safety and Civil Protection Nikolay Nikolov told Nova TV. Rains all over the country have subsided in the late afternoon on Saturday.

The drainage of buildings in the Black Sea city of Burgas continues. The situation remains serious in the fishing village Chengene skele where the rain yesterday sank more than 50 boats, and 150 buildings were damaged. The greater part of the infrastructure in the area is destroyed.

The rivers in the region have already receded, all roads are passable and the city of Burgas is slowly recovering, Nova Tv reports.

A day of mourning is declared in Burgas on Monday for the victims of the flood.

In the region of southern Black Sea town of Primorsko the situation is returning to normal, however damages are considerable.

The state of emergency is still valid in the Stara Zagora municipalities of Opan, Galabavo and Radnevo.

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Tags: floods, Burgas, state of emergency, day of mourning, rains


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