Storms Bring Floods to Parts of Eastern Europe

The severe weather that swept across northern Europe earlier this week has now hit parts of eastern Europe. Strong winds and thunderstorms have caused damage and power outages in Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia. Heavy rain has caused some flooding in Slovenia and Czech Republic, where some river levels remained high. The heavy rain has also prompted flood warnings in Slovakia.

Slovakia

Slovakian Meteorological service (SMHU) said that rainfall in Austria and Germany earlier this week has increased levels of the Danube in Slovakia, prompting flood warnings for Bratislava. Levels of the Morava river are also expected to rise. The flood warning will remain in place until at least Saturday 25 October 2014.

Czech Republic

In Czech Republic there were reports of flood events in the south west, in the regions of Plzen and South Bohemian. Flood warnings remain in place for the Berounka river at Zbečno, and the Malše River at Římov and Roudné in Bohemia.

Slovenia

In Slovenia, heavy rainfall caused flooding in the central parts of the country, including the capital Ljubljana, where numerous buildings were flooded.

As much as 137 mm of rain fell in Ljubljana yesterday 23 October, and over 200 mm in Gorenja Vas. This is the third major flood this year, according to local media.