Serbia in state of emergency over flooding

The Serbian government was to declare a state of emergency in the whole country due to heavy rains and floods, prime minister Aleksandar Vucic said on May 15 2014. “This is an unprecedented disaster in history of Serbia,” Vucic said. The prime minister is the president of the emergency situations headquarters.

A state of emergency means that “all available capacities will be engaged to turn down the consequences of this natural disaster,” Vucic said. He appealed to citizens in the flooded areas to follow the instructions of authorities.

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