Food, Medical Supplies Needed for People Evacuated in Bulgaria's Floods

Society | September 7, 2014, Sunday // 11:24|  views

Evacuation in the region of Burgas, Bulgaria, September 6. Photo by BGNES.

The current situation in the country poses no risk to people's lives and health, head of Bulgaria's Chief Directorate Fire Safety Nikolay Nikolov told Nova Tv, following the floods which claimed 3 lives, Saturday.

According to Nikolov, however, the situation with the people who were evacuated and accommodated in crisis centers is still grave - there is no food, water, convenience goods, medical supplies, Darik news reports.

"This is our main task today - to take care of those people. Everything else comes next – the drainage works, the inspections of houses and infrastructure, the state aid," Nikolov said. He noted that the critical sections and reservoirs are being monitored and there is currently no need for new evacuations.

"We continue to monitor the Maritsa River, but there is a substantial margin to the critical point," Nikolov said yet confirming that the river level increased last night.

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