HIW Event Week 2014

35 Minutes

Natasa Strelec-Mahovic, DHMZ, Croatia

Floods in SE Europe

Published: 29 September 2014

From the beginning, spring 2014 was very rainy in large parts of central and south-eastern Europe. The soil was already saturated with water in the beginning of May, when mid-May a huge cyclone, persisting over Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Croatia for 3 days, caused extreme precipitation. The amounts measured in Serbia and Bosnia and along Sava river in Croatia were in some areas larger than ever measured before. Catastrophic flooding left thousands of people homeless and the consequences will be visible for a long time.

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Floods, hydrology, cyclone, precipitation