by Natalia Lopez-Thismon, ADRA International
Severe flooding in Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina have caused both governments to declare the countries in a state of emergency and requested international assistance.
The floods, caused by heavy rainfall in the last few days, are the worst this area has experienced in 120 years.
ADRA offices in the area are reporting that “dozens of cities are under water, many bridges have been broken, roads destroyed, and in some places landslides have destroyed dozens of homes."
Three deaths related to the floods have been reported, and approximately 4,600 people have evacuated their homes, per Reuters. Local government information estimates that there are 85,000 households without electricity due to flooding in the power plants, according to Relief Web.
ADRA is already preparing to respond to the needs of the families affected by the flooding.
More information will be posted as it becomes available.
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