Flooding in Macedonia

In Macedonia, for three days pouring heavy rain, which eventually created favorable conditions for the occurrence of floods. After rising water flooded hundreds of homes were in the Macedonian villages, thousands of people had to be evacuated. It is known that during the flood killed one person.

Flooding in Macedonia

Two remote villages are completely cut off from civilization, all the access roads are buried under water. Flooded stream destroyed two bridges. In some places, the Macedonians are suffering from lack of clean drinking water, as dirty streams spoiled key and groundwater. In some communities, water damaged power lines and people were left without heat and light. Only in the central town of Sveti Nikole, without electricity abide 20,000 citizens.
Experts fear that the two river dam and Probistipe Kosanov not withstand the load and can break. Then flooded villages and agricultural fields will be an order of magnitude greater. At this point in the critical condition of the four villages close to the south-east of Strumica, which is 160 miles south of the capital of Macedonia, Skopje. Most schools in the region canceled classes in the schools, some institutions have allowed their employees to stay home from work. Are on the verge of evacuating Steep eastern cities and Kumanovo.
Local residents try to cope on their own with the water coming, constructing diversion canals. The building, which has not yet penetrated the water, strengthening 1.5 thousand sandbags, who arrived in the disaster area the day before. Decided to open several valves dams to lighten the load and prevent them from breaking.

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