Sofia mayor orders districts to be ready to cope with expected thunderstorm, torrential rain

Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandukova told the city’s district mayors to be ready to deal with the consequences of the torrential rains and thunderstorms forecast for the city on May 29.

Weather forecasts on May 29 said that while the morning would be sunny, the afternoon would bring heavy rain, thunder, stronger winds and possibly hail.

Western Bulgaria would see intense rain and thunderstorms on the evening of May 29, according to weather forecasters. Parts of Bulgaria’s Black Sea coastline also would see rain and thunderstorms on the afternoon of May 29, forecasters said.

Fandukova told district mayors to ensure that their staff monitored riverbeds, dams, bridges, overpasses, underpasses and low-lying areas of the city and check for poorly-secured items that could present hazards, an announcement by the mayor’s office said.

The contact numbers at Sofia municipality for fallen trees and branches and flooded areas are 02/ 937 7217 and 02/ 937 7604. In the event of genuine emergency, the hotline is 112.

According to weather forecasters, thunderstorms are also possible on May 30, while on May 31, the day will start sunny but there will thunderstorms in the afternoon, with rain in Bulgaria’s mountainous areas.

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The Sofia Globe staff

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