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    Heavy snowfall has closed the traffic via Petrohan mountain pass
    A yellow code alert for significant precipitation is in force throughout Bulgaria today. In 5 districts of Southern and Southeastern Bulgaria the code is orange, as larger amounts of rain are expected there. Rainfall will continue until Wednesday-Thursday, after which a sharp drop in temperatures is expected.

    Currently, a number of settlements in the Vidin region and in the region of Montana are without electricity or have problems with power supply, said Borislava Lukanova from the electricity distribution company CEZ, which supplies electricity to Western Bulgaria.

    Due to the worsened meteorological situation, dozens of households in Vratsa and Mezdra have been without electricity since last night. Heavy rains and wet snow on Sunday caused icy roads in many places in the region.

    The municipality of Trun declared a state of emergency after the Erma River overflowed its bed close to Trun, flooding houses and yards.

    Fallen branches and stones hinder traffic on the roads in different parts of the country. Heavy snowfall has closed the traffic via Petrohan mountain pass.

    One of the tributaries of overflowing Iskar river has overflown its bed, flooding a bridge in the vicinity of the town of Novi Iskar as several cars have been affected. Due to the rapid reaction of the local emergency team and of volunteers immediate assistance has been provided and there are no casualties.

     

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    The state of emergency in parts of southern Bulgaria due to floods – 2021

    It was announced after several rivers overflowed
    Disaster and much damage after torrential rains in southern Bulgaria. Due to the torrents, there are flooded houses and broken roads. Rivers overflowed their banks, flooded homes and undermined roads. Due to the torrential rains, landslides intensified.

    The dire situation in Nedelino, Rudozem and Devin remains. It was announced after the Ardenska, Chepinska, Elhovska and Nedelinska rivers overflowed on Sunday night.

    A large part of Rudozem and the surrounding villages were left without electricity yesterday. A fallen bridge isolates people in the village of Elhovets today. “We are talking about 10 people who cannot be reached by vehicles. Today a pedestrian bridge will be built “, explained the mayor Rumen Pehlivanov. He added that in an hour the Elhovska River has raised its level by 1.5 m. “There are no settlements without electricity. In addition to this fallen bridge, there is a second compromised one. The sports hall in Rudozem was flooded, retaining walls fell. The soil is slipping in any places – on the national and municipal road network, “he stressed.

    Smolyan District Governor Stefan Sabrutev said the situation in the district was difficult. “The most affected municipalities are Smolyan and Devin. The village of Mugla is detached. Yesterday the Municipality managed to break through and deliver bread, basic necessities and medicines. There is no access to the villages of Trigrad, Zhrebevo and Kesten. There is one on forest roads. There are no people in need at the moment, “he said.

    A partial state of emergency has been declared in Sadovo after the dam of the Chaya River broke in three places and flooded hundreds of decares of agricultural land. Newly repaired municipal roads are also under water.

    “Irrigation systems have brought equipment, but this does not solve the problem, as the river dike has been completely compromised over the years,” said Sadovo Mayor Dimitar Zdravkov.

    “The river level is currently normal. So far there is no problem, but the forecast is that it will rain and we do not know what could happen, “he added.

    Many of the affected producers do not have access to their flooded fields to inspect the damage. “I have about 3,000 levs for fertilizer, manure, workers and now the fields are still under water,” said Vasilka Bozheva.

    Producers are angry – the disaster has hit them for the sixth time in three years, and there is no solution to the problem.

    Irrigation systems, which are responsible for managing the dikes, have started emergency strengthening. “We started with the strengthening of the right bank and the cleaning of logs and by the end of the day I think we will do it,” said Kostadin Cholakov – manager of “Irrigation Systems” – Maritsa branch.

    Disaster and much damage after torrential rains in southern Bulgaria. Due to the torrents, there are flooded houses and broken roads. Rivers overflowed their banks, flooded homes and undermined roads. Due to the torrential rains, landslides intensified.

    The dire situation in Nedelino, Rudozem and Devin remains. It was announced after the Ardenska, Chepinska, Elhovska and Nedelinska rivers overflowed on Sunday night.

    A large part of Rudozem and the surrounding villages were left without electricity yesterday. A fallen bridge isolates people in the village of Elhovets today. “We are talking about 10 people who cannot be reached by vehicles. Today a pedestrian bridge will be built “, explained the mayor Rumen Pehlivanov. He added that in an hour the Elhovska River has raised its level by 1.5 m. “There are no settlements without electricity. In addition to this fallen bridge, there is a second compromised one. The sports hall in Rudozem was flooded, retaining walls fell. The soil is slipping in any places – on the national and municipal road network, “he stressed.

    Smolyan District Governor Stefan Sabrutev said the situation in the district was difficult. “The most affected municipalities are Smolyan and Devin. The village of Mugla is detached. Yesterday the Municipality managed to break through and deliver bread, basic necessities and medicines. There is no access to the villages of Trigrad, Zhrebevo and Kesten. There is one on forest roads. There are no people in need at the moment, “he said.

    A partial state of emergency has been declared in Sadovo after the dam of the Chaya River broke in three places and flooded hundreds of decares of agricultural land. Newly repaired municipal roads are also under water.

    “Irrigation systems have brought equipment, but this does not solve the problem, as the river dike has been completely compromised over the years,” said Sadovo Mayor Dimitar Zdravkov.

    “The river level is currently normal. So far there is no problem, but the forecast is that it will rain and we do not know what could happen, “he added.

    Many of the affected producers do not have access to their flooded fields to inspect the damage. “I have about 3,000 levs for fertilizer, manure, workers, and now the fields are still under water,” said Vasilka Bozheva.

    Producers are angry – the disaster has hit them for the sixth time in three years, and there is no solution to the problem.

    Irrigation systems, which are responsible for managing the dikes, have started emergency strengthening. “We started with the strengthening of the right bank and the cleaning of logs and by the end of the day I think we will do it,” said Kostadin Cholakov – manager of Irrigation Systems

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