Abundant Rainfall Causes Flooding in Bulgaria's Kazanlak

Environment | May 26, 2016, Thursday // 11:06|  views

The flooding in Kazanlak. Photo: BGNES

The abundant rainfall caused a flooding in the Bulgarian town of Kazanlak overnight after the Stara reka river burst its banks.

The construction of a dyke began immediately and the electricity, water and gas supply in the neighbourhood of Derelika have been turned off.

Part of a road, several electricity posts as well as parts of the water supply and sewage networks have been carried away by the overflowing river.

At present, it is not raining, but there is torrential rain in the mountain above the town and the water is coming down the course of the river.

Several villages in the region have been isolated and bridges have been carried away after the abundant rain which has fallen in the several past days.

The most affected settlements in the region are the villages of Enina and Dolno Izvorovo as well as the town of Kran.

At present, the situation has been brought under control, but more rain is expected to fall on Thursday.

In the town of Veliko Tarnovo, the level of river Yantra has risen by more than three metres overnight after the abundant rainfall.

The rise of the river level began on Wednesday due to torrential rainfall in Gabrovo and the region which is in the upper stream of the river.

At 6 o'clock (EET) on Thursday morning, the level of the river in Veliko Tarnovo stood at 5.70 metres, with the critical level being 6.50 metres.

The state of the river has been monitored for more than ten hours by the competent authorities.

Streets in the nearby villages of Ledenik and Shemshevo have been partially flooded as well as the road connecting the two settlements.

No streets or buildings have been flooded in Veliko Tarnovo.

The rising level of Yantra has caused serious material damages and landslide in Gabrovo.

No casualties have been reported in any of the affected areas.

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Tags: Veliko Tarnovo, Kazanlak, flooding, rain, Bulgaria, Gabrovo


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