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19 May 2014

Floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 15 May 2014, the NATO Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received a request for assistance from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Due to continuous rainfall started on 13 May 2014 water level of many rivers in Bosnia and Herzegovina have increased causing severe floods. The North-East and Central parts of Bosnia and Herzegovina (cantons of Tuzla, Sarajevo, Zenica-Doboj, Brcko District and Republic of Srpska) have been affected by this calamity.

Due to floods roads connecting municipalities are blocked, some areas are without electricity and water supply, mobile network in not operational. Additionally, several landslides took place causing additional damages to regional roads.

Several bridges were destroyed and some of villages have been cut of. The evacuation of the people trapped by the floods is ongoing.