Provinces of Bulgaria

Situation In Southern Bulgaria Slowly Returns To Normal After Floods

The situation in the regions along the rivers Tundzha and Maritsa in southern Bulgaria slowly returns to normal as the river waters are receding, reports the bTV national channel.

Some villages and towns, are still flooded or are in a state of disaster, while the authorities are dealing with the aftermath of the floods.

Emergency Declared In Several Bulgarian Towns

Emergency due to overflowing dams and high waters was declared in the towns of Saedinenie and Peshtera, reports the bTV national channel.

Homes in Saedinenie and the surrounding areas are partially flooded by overflowing dams and rivers.

The critical situation in the town of Elhovo because of the rising levels of Tundzha river also remains.

Migrants stranded on islet in Evros River, rescue underway

A major rescue operation is underway in northeastern Greece after irregular migrants became trapped on an islet in the Evros River, where there has been flooding recently.

It is thought that about 25 people have been trapped in the river. Regional officials, the Civil Aviation Authority and the coast guard are working together to rescue the migrants.

Towns, Villages in SE Bulgaria Ready for Evacuation due to Flooding

The Mayor of the southeastern Bulgarian town of Elhovo, Petar Kirov, has urged locals to prepare for evacuation as the water level of the Tundzha River nears the critical level.

The water column exceeds 3.9 meters, the critical level being 4 meters, according to reports of the BGNES news agency.

Heavy Snow, Rain Cause Chaos Throughout Bulgaria

Code Red warning for heavy rain was declared in three Bulgarian districts - Smolyan, Kardzhali and Haskovo, Saturday.

The situation in the Smolyan village of Banite is critical because of a flooding and landslides, the center of the town of Haskovo is under water, Nova TV reports. At some places the rainfall has reached 90 liters per square meter.

7 Districts under Code Orange Weather Alert for Heavy Rain, Strong Wind

A code orange weather alert for heavy rain and strong wind has been issued for 7 Bulgarian districts, including Blagoevgrad, Smolyan, Kardzhali, Haskovo, Lovech, Gabrovo and Veliko Tarnovo.

The districts of Kardzhali and Veliko Tarnovo are expected to see heavy rain combined with strong wind, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology.

Code Orange Issued in Seven Bulgarian Districts Over Heavy Rains, Wind

Code Orange warning for potentially dangerous weather has been issued in seven Bulgarian districts on Wednesday over rains and strong winds.

Heavy downpours are expected in the districts of Lovech, Gabrovo, Veliko Tarnovo, Haskovo, Smolyan, Kardzhali and Blagoevgrad, warned by the Ministry of Environment and Water.