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06 Feb 2019 | 02:40 PM UTC

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Heavy rain and flooding across country February 6

Bosnia and Herzegovina News Alert

Heavy rain and flooding reported across country in recent days as of February 6; states of emergency issued in Zenica and Kakanj

TIMEFRAME expected from 2/6/2019, 12:00 AM until 2/8/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Sarajevo). COUNTRY/REGION Sarajevo, Zenica, Kakanj

Event

Heavy rain and flooding have been reported across Bosnia-Herzegovina in recent days as of Wednesday, February 6, obstructing roads and inundating houses in several areas. Zenica and Kakanj have issued states of emergency, with emergency responders rescuing people from flooded areas. A bridge also reportedly collapsed in Sarajevo due to a river overflowing its banks. Snowmelt in the affected areas may raise river levels over the coming days. Lingering transportation disruptions are possible in affected areas over the near term.  

Advice

Individuals in Bosnia-Herzegovina are advised to monitor local weather reports, anticipate lingering flooding and transportation disruptions, and remember that walking or driving through running water can be dangerous - 15 cm (6 in) of running water is enough to knock over an adult - and that floodwater may contain wastewater and chemical products; all items having come into contact with floodwater should be disinfected and all foodstuffs discarded.

 

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