Serbia still has no official estimate of flood damage

More than one month after the severe floods that hit Serbia, the country still does not have an official damage estimate. Marko Blagojevic, head of the government’s office for reconstruction and relief for the flooded areas, said that the final estimation that would also include prevention measures would be finished on July 9.

At least 51 people in Serbia died in the second half of May, after a low-pressure area designated “Yvette” or “Tamara” affected a large region of South-eastern and Central Europe, causing floods and landslides. The rain was the heaviest in 120 years of recorded weather measurements.

In May, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) estimated that the damage from floods in Serbia could cost 1.5 to two billion euro.

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(Photo: EC ECHO EEAS EU Delegation BiH)