Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina – Floods Update (ECHO Daily Flash of 18 May 2014)

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  • The death toll in Bosnia reached 19, including nine found on Saturday when waters receded from the north-eastern town of Doboj. Thousands of volunteers joined soldiers, police and fire-fighters in building flood barriers. Around 150 000 homes were cut off from electricity in Doboj.

  • In the Bosnian border town of Bijeljina, authorities said they would evacuate 10 000 people. Helicopters evacuated people from the northern towns of Samac and Modrica and trucks and bulldozers carried food to the hardest hit areas.

  • Ongoing high discharges (alert level 2) on Una river and in Sava river basin.

  • A Union Civil Protection team composed of 4 people will be deployed today to Bosnia and Herzegovina to facilitate the coordination of incoming assistance.They are expected to arrive tonight .