Balkans Remain Paralyzed by Storms and Strong Winds

Southeast Europe | March 6, 2015, Friday // 09:47|  views

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The Reya Cyclone has taken over the Balkans causing prolific snowfalls, strong winds and low temperatures in a number of regions.

Code red has been issued for Adriatic countries and the Eastern parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina on account of the imminent dangerous storms that have the potential to cause severe damages.

A storm followed by prolific rain and strong winds has paralyzed Croatia. Seventy liters per square meter have already been measured in Dubrovnik. A number of electricity problems were caused as a result.

The Firefighting Services in the Croatian city of Zadar have been notified of a number of fallen trees and broken electricity wires soon after midnight.

Serbia has also been affected by the snow, with the cover reaching as high as 30 centimeters. Parts of the country with cut electric supplies, including the complete cut off in several villages in the Zlatibor area.

The cyclone moving from the Adriatic countries to the southern parts of the Balkan peninsula will affect Montenegro as well.

According to the prognoses made by the meteorology services on the Balkans, the storms will continue throughout the weekend. 

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Tags: Balkans, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia, Zadar, Zlatibor, Adriati, Dubrovnik, Reya Cyclone


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