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The Balkans are covered by flood

April 17 2006

In the south-eastern Europe is expected the new flooding due to the continued growth of the water level in rivers.

Floods caused by rains and melting snows. From dangerous areas evacuated thousands of people.

In ten districts of Serbia was declared an emergency. In the power of the elements were also Bulgaria and Romania.

The representative of Romania's crisis committee, said BBC the shortage of boats to evacuate people.

Military representatives of the civil defense building dams and barriers of sandbags.

There are fears that the constructed fence shall be melted and will not be able to contain water.

The Danube water is at a rate of 16,000 cubic meters per second, twice the normal rate April. As expected, the peak water level in the Danube reached Tuesday or Wednesday.

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