Floods in Bosnia Again

The disastrous May floods in the Balkans, described as the worst in 120 years, never really went away. Bulgaria, Romania, Serbia, Croatia and Montenegro have all experienced flooding since then.

Yesterday it was the turn of Bosnia once again, where heavy rainfall and overflowing rivers caused flooding in almost the exact same areas as in May 2014. Tuzla, in north east Bosnia, received 82.8 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.

Earlier today the authorities declared a state of emergency. Areas around Zvornik, Žepče, Lukavac, Zenica and Banja Luka have all been affected.. Rescues and evacuations have been carried out. The heavy rainfall is expected to continue for another 24 hours.

Parts of Serbia have also seen heavy rainfall and some flooding. Loznica received 67.6 mm of rain in the last 24 hours, and Valjevo 61.3 mm.