As a result of intense rainfall, there was a sharp rise in the levels of water leveling of the Milosevica and Puharska River in Prijedor and some 200 residential buildings are flooded.
At the session of the City Staff for Emergency Situations on Sunday evening, the first degree of flood protection was declared in the area of Prijedor, due to the endangerment of a significant number of flood facilities in the villages of Topolik, Vrbica, Donji Orlovci, Raskovac, Cejreci, Puharska and others.
It was asked from the Territorial Fire Department and other security and rescue subjects, to take rescue measures in flood risk areas.
Also, it was asked from them all to assist in cases of the evacuation of population and animals.
In addition, it was asked the needed mechanism and staffing who will set up sandbags to prevent the penetration of flood waters into residential buildings in flooded areas.
Flood waters caused problems in many areas in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Several roads were closed due to floods but authorities said the worst is still to come. The peak is expected on Wednesday morning if the rain does not stop.
In the local information center, Srna was told that heavy precipitation caused torrents in the areas Vudorija and Tunjica in Novi Grad, and so far, there are no reports that the water entered the residential objects.
The traffic is slow on the road Novi Grad – Prijedor due to accumulated water on the road and the tree branches which were brought with the flood.
Strong rain in Novi Grad has been falling since the afternoon hours yesterday.
— Зоран Плавшић (@mandrak72) May 12, 2019
The streets are almost impassable.