Serbia: Heavy rains to continue, gov’t declares state of natural disaster

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BELGRADE – The Serbian government declared on Tuesday a state of natural disaster in 15 municipalities in Serbia due to severe flooding.

The state of natural disaster is in place in the municipalities: Cacak, Novi Pazar, Kraljevo, Arilje, Lucani, Topola, Pozega, Bajina Bassta, Ivanjica, Raska, Ljig, Raca, Kosjeric (Seca Reka, Godecevo i Makoviste), Prijepolje (Aljinovici, Pravoseva, Milosev Do, Stranjani, Milakovici, Kamena Gora, Mataruge, Jabuka and Babine) and Trstenik, the government’s press office said in a statement.

The government adopted  a conclusion, setting up an operations headquarters of the national emergency situations headquarters.

So far, 710 households  have been inundated and 118 people evacuated in the 15 municipalities due to torrential floods.

The national weather institute expects heavy rains to continue.

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