Heavy rain, causing rivers to overflow, has killed four people, including a child, in the Teleorman county of southern Romania, according to the authorities. Two other people are still missing and hundrends have also been evacuated because their homes flooded.
State of emergency in parts of Serbia due to flooding
Three people drowned on Monday in a flooding in Southern Romania, with a 13-year-old boy among them.
Two more have been reported missing after heavy rainfall caused rivers to swell, according to Bulgaria's public broadcaster BNT.
Traffic is disrupted on a few roads after the flooding caused landslides.
11 municipalities in Serbia, including Kursumlija, Prokuplje, Doljevac, and Žitorađaare in a state of emergency due to floods.
According to reports of public broadcaster RTS, as cited by the Bulgarian Telegraph Agency, the local Red Cross unit announced that it had sent aid to the affected areas, including Kursumlija, Doljevac and Prokuplje.
Bulgaria’s traffic police has warned drivers to put winter tires on their cars for travelling in the higher regions over the weekend.
The unseasonably cold weather will persist throughout the weekend, with snowfall likely in the mountainous areas. With temperatures dropping overnight, the wet surface of the roads could turn to ice in some places.
The Hellenic National Meteorological Service (www.hnms.gr) on Wednesday issued a warning of a shift in warm weather starting in the northwest of the country with rain, thunderstorms as well as snow in mountainous areas.