Monday, May 19, 2014

Epic flooding in Balkans continuing

By Holly Yan and Kisa Mlela Santiago, CNN
updated 3:56 PM EDT, Mon May 19, 2014


Even though the intense rainfall is subsided Monday, the disaster is far from over. CNN meteorologist Pedram Javaheri said flooding in the region will last at least another week -- and in some places, it could get worse.

The Serbian capital of Belgrade, for example, sits at the crux of the swollen Sava and Danube rivers. As water rushes downstream, the flood level in Belgrade is expected to rise through Thursday, Javaheri said.


The Prime Minister thanked countries that have already come to Serbia's aid. He said he was especially grateful to members of the Russian special forces, including one member who swam 200 meters (656 feet) in cold water to save several people.

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