Serbia: State of emergency declared in Sjenica after heavy rain causes floods


A state of emergency was declared in Sjenica after dozens of buildings were flooded on Wednesday following torrential rain across southwestern Serbia.

Footage showed the overflowing Grabovica river, flooded streets and buildings while residents could be seen reinforcing their houses with sandbags in an attempt to shelter their belongings from the water.

“Around 11 o’clock, the water started to come in. I went there for a walk and saw that the water was coming from there. That has never happened before. Now it happened. The other side was smaller. But we are used to water coming from there. We are flooded from the other side.” said Hasan Mujovic a resident.

According to local authorities, a family has been evacuated from the affected area, while no casualties were reported at the time of writing.

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