Balkans Flood Forecast - ECHO Daily Map | 09/11/2016

Situation

  • Heavy rain has been affecting southeastern Europe, especially The Balkans countries, over the last couple of days causing floods.

  • Albania: Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days, especially the counties of Tirana, Lezha, Shkodra, Gjirokastra, Fushe-Kruja and Diber, causing floods and landslides. As of 9 November (UTC), national authorities report that three people have been killed in Klos city, Kelcyra town and Kamza municipality. Local media also reported that at least 18 families have been evacuated, over 70 houses have been damaged and traffic has been dirupted in the counties of Diber, Durres, Kukes and Lezhe.

  • Montenegro: Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days causing floods. Affected municipalities include Berane, Rožaje and Petnjica. Most critical is the situation in Berane, where 80 houses were endangered and 380 people were evacuated on 8 November. Berane municipality has requested assistance from state level resources for response operations (generators, high capacity pumps, rubber balloons, reflectors and tents). In Rožaje and Petnjica, the rivers Ibar and Popca respectively overflowed but the situation remains stable.

  • Serbia: Heavy rain has been affecting the country over the past few days causing floods. Media reported, as of 9 November, over 39 people have been evacuated and several houses have been damaged in the districts of Toplica, Zlatibor and Raska.

  • Over the next 24 h heavy rain will continue to affect south-eastern Europe. An Orange Alert for rain is in effect for southern and south-eastern Serbia.

EFAS forecasts of 9 of November

  • Albania: High probability of fluvial flooding as a result of high precipitation amounts in the last days.
    High precipitation is forecasted for next hours and smaller amounts of rain are forecasted for the area also on November 10. Peak discharge was forecasted on the 9 November in the morning for the Shkumbin, Seman and Vjose river Basins and the river flows are predicted to slowly decrease.

  • Greece: Potential flash floods starting on 9 November.