Geography of Vojvodina

Flooded areas slowly normalize, 4 more days on standby

Flooded areas slowly normalize, 4 more days on standby

BELGRADE -- The night has passed peacefully in the flooded areas of Serbia, while the overall situation is stable without any critical locations identified.

Authorities and citizens will be on standby for four more days due to an announced surge wave on the Danube.

Death Toll in Serbia, Bosnia Floods Rises

Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina have reported a death toll of at least 20 in the worst floods in the region in more than a century.

Serbia's Interior Ministry confirmed there had been at least 15 deaths in Serbia and another five in neighboring Bosnia-Herzegovina but unconfirmed reports put the numbers even higher, at over 30.

The Danube Continues to Rise

The level of the Bulgarian stretch of the Danube river continues to rise, reports the Agency for Exploration and Maintenance of the Danube. 

According to it, the river levels have already reached six meters in Ruse and is expected to continue to rise, due to the high waters coming from Serbia. 

Emergency HQ proposes closing Sabac-Sremska Mitrovica road

SABAC - The Sabac headquarters for emergencies has proposed that the road between Sabac and Sremska Mitrovica be closed because the Sava water level near that industrial city in western Serbia has risen by 80 percent in one day.

Preparations for protecting the city from the flood are under way, because the Sava is expected to reach a historic high in the next 48 hours.

Works on railway line from S. Pazova to N. Sad to start 2015

SREMSKI KARLOVCI - The modernisation of the railway line from Stara Pazova to Novi Sad in Serbia's Vojvodina province is scheduled to start at the beginning of next year, utilising around EUR 300 million worth of funds from a Russian loan, Serbian Railways Director Dragoljub Simonovic announced on Friday.

Researcher and kindergarten receive Green Planet charter

BELGRADE - This year's winners of the Green Planet great charter are Mihajlo Stankovic, researcher at the Special Natural Reserve Zasavica, and Pcelica (Little Bee) kindergarten in the village of Setonje, Serbia’s association of environmental sciences experts, which is giving the award on the occasion of Earth Day, said in a release on Monday.