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BELGRADE - The much better weather and water situation in Serbia and the fact the rivers are receding back to their beds have improved the negotiability of roads in the entire country, especially in the worst-hit areas.
Prime Minister Victor Ponta announced on Monday that Romania is to offer food, blankets and water to people in neighbouring Serbia and to Bosnia and Herzegovina in an effort to help flood victims.
Bucharest is also to send anti-flood pumps to the affected areas.
Serbia's Ministry of Interior says it has evacuated 25,070 people in the areas most threatened by flooding.
In the town of Obrenovac, near the capital Belgrade, 7,800 people have been evacuated, Tanjug agency reported. The town has been almost completely flooded after heavy rains poured over the past days.
BRUSSELS - Serbia can count on EUR 1 billion worth of aid from the European Union Solidarity Fund in dealing with the long-term consequences of the catastrophic floods, Kristalina Georgieva, the European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, said on Monday.
RS declares day of mourning, help arrives to Bosnia
BANJA LUKA, SARAJEVO -- The government of the Serb Republic (RS), the Serb entity in Bosnia-Herzegovina, has decided to declare a day of mourning on Tuesday.
So far 17 people have been listed as casualties of the heavy floods, RS Interior Minister Radislav Jovičić confirmed.