A cyclone from Germany is already in Serbia, is the 2014 flood threatening us?

Huge floods have hit Germany and so far claimed more than 180 lives. The cyclone that brought torrents and destruction to Germany also reached Serbia. At the very mention of the flood, the citizens of Serbia remember the epic flood from 2014 and are afraid that Obrenovac will not happen again. The authorities assure us that all services are on standby and that Serbia is much more ready now than seven years ago.

The photos and recordings that have arrived from Western Europe in recent days have affected everyone. Footage of horror where water takes everything in front of it, and the statistics are inexorably increasing the number of victims in this plague at the moment, has worried the citizens of Serbia a little.

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Unfortunately, we have not and must not forget what happened in Serbia in 2014, when part of our country was flooded, and Obrenovac was practically under water. Our portal wrote about the flood in the villages around Petrovac, where the situation is dramatic, and even the main road is blocked.

The Commander of the Emergency Situations Headquarters and the President of the Municipality of Petrovac na Mlavi, Dusko Nedinic, made a decision to declare a state of emergency on a part of the territory of the Municipality of Petrovac na Mlavi in ​​the settlements of Dobrnje, Vosanovac, Lopusnik, Bosnjak, Tabanovac, Busur and Burovac.

While reading the news from Europe, and following the events in Petrovac with a peripheral view, everyone hopes that the floods that we could see seven years ago will not happen to Serbia.

Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Assistance to Flooded Areas Marko Blagojevic told Nova.rs that Serbia is now more ready and safer than it was in 2014, but that the weather conditions are such that it is not possible to say with certainty that we are now 100 percent safe.

“No one in this world can say that he is ready and safe, since the climate is changing, as well as the weather conditions. We are facing the biggest risk, and that is torrential floods, so it is very important that the work we started in 2014 does not stop. When it comes to floods, there is no sleep. We worked on strengthening the capacity and that must not stop in the next period, “Blagojevic told Nova.rs.

He pointed out that a huge problem is when the floods that happen are forgotten, and after that, nothing more is done in that regard.

“Can the rainfall like 2014 be repeated?” Yes, but the damage can never be the same as it was then, “Blagojevic told Nova.rs.

Acting Assistant Minister of the Interior and Head of the Sector for Emergency Situations Luka Causic said that local governments were warned to take preventive measures to minimize the risks of torrential floods, and that the readiness of people in the Sector was raised.

He told RTS that the scenario from 2014 can be repeated because, as he points out, even the most powerful countries are not safe when nature shows its temper.

“We have raised the maximum readiness of our people, and we have also warned local governments to take preventive measures to reduce the risks of torrential floods to a minimum,” Causic said.

The company Srbijavoda says that there is no danger of floods, and that the level of large rivers in Serbia is stagnating.

They also stated that in Petrovac na Mlavi, where an emergency situation was introduced on a part of the territory of the municipality due to large amounts of precipitation, they expected such a scenario, and pointed out that the dam on the Busur River “did the job”. In Srbijavode, they said that only “urban floods” are possible, when after heavy rainfall due to mud, branches and everything else, the sewage system cannot accept a large amount of water.

Meteorologist Djordje Djuric had a similar attitude, emphasizing that there is no danger of new floods in Serbia.

“But with such heavy rainfall, there is always the risk of smaller streams from torrential floods, as well as the risk of drainage of the system, not in urban areas they can take a large amount of water in a short period of time,” he wrote.

Our portal wrote to the Ministry of Internal Affairs with a request to get in touch with someone from the Sector for Emergency Situations, but we did not receive a response until this text was published.

The impression is that for now there is no reason to fear new floods, but as we have already pointed out we must be on standby if situations like this occur.



Source: СРБИН.инфо by srbin.info.

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