The flooding in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia, the worst in the region since records began 120 years ago, have claimed more than 40 lives, as over a million people have been affected. The damage that the flooding has inflicted is said to amount to billions of euros.
Thousands of people are being evacuated with boats, helicopters and buses from the rising flood waters and landslides, as many places have been left without water and power supply. The number of victims will probably climb up. However, in the words of Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic, the death toll is smaller than what was expected on Sunday.
The Serbian authorities ordered evacuation to continue as volunteers are raising sandbag barriers at numerous locations along the Sava whose water level is expected to climb up to the maximum over the next couple of days. Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, is also taking precautions.