Flooding affects more than 1 million in southeast Europe

Nick Fetty | May 20, 2014

Photo by Ramon Lomeli; Flickr

Recent floods have caused extensive damage throughout the Balkan region in southeast Europe. Bosnia has been among the hardest hit countries and the destruction has been compared to that caused by the war that ravaged the country in the early nineties (pictured above) while employees at a power plant in Serbia were forced to work three straight days almost nonstop as relief teams were unable to reach the facility. Read the full story here.

Wapsipinicon River Behavior Baffles Forecasters

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While Independence avoided the predicted flood damage, areas around Anamosa through the De Witt area are still experiencing dangerous water levels.

Resources are being shifted from Independence to the areas that are seeing some of the worst record levels in history. Many homes near Anamosa have already been evacuated and are covered in water.

Thursday morning’s flood warning from the forecasters was ambiguous:

“There remains a great deal of uncertainty about why the river has not responded as previously expected considering the 4 to 7 inches of rain that fell on saturated ground Monday night.”

To read more about the Wapsi flood concerns, click here.