As many as 15,000 people have been evacuated in Croatia, which, along with Serbia and Bosnia, is struggling with the consequences of the unprecedented floods, “Telegraf” reported.

Photo: Vlado Kos / CROPIX /
Photo: Vlado Kos / CROPIX /

The most difficult situation in Posavina, Zupanja, reported “Jutarnji”. A total of 15,000 residents were evacuated from Racinovci, Rajevo Selo, Gunja, Bosnjak, Vrbanje and Drenovci.

In the rescue of endangered residents participated hundreds of members of the army, police, mountain rescue service and Red Cross.

Water level of Sava is still extremely high, it slowly decreases and it is hard to estimate when the situation will stabilize, writes “Jutarnji”. The water is still flooding, it is done everything possible to shift its course towards Spacvanska forest. Evacuation is ongoing, but those on the field say that citizens who do not want to leave their homes are creating big problems.

The good news is that the water level of Una is decreasing, the water slowly withdraws from streets and homes in the settlements between Hrvatska Kostajnica and Dvor. Luckily, the water level of Orljava is also decreasing, as flooding of the river in Pozega forced 500 people to leave their homes, in Lipik 50 of them, reports HRT.

The border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina near Kozarska (Bosanska) Dubica was closed for traffic on Sunday night due to the cracking of the bridge that connects the two countries, said Border Police of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Border crossings between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia near Bosanski Samac, Orasje and Brcko, as well as two border crossings between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia have also been closed.