‘Code Orange’ dangerous weather warning for five districts in Bulgaria for October 1 (Updated)

A “Code Orange” warning of dangerous weather has been issued by Bulgaria’s authorities for five districts in the eastern part of the country for October 1 because of expected heavy rain, a result of Cyclone Zorbas, which earlier caused heavy downpours and flooding in parts of Greece.

The districts are Bourgas, Haskovo, Kurdzhali, Varna and Yambol.

For October 1, the lesser “Code Yellow” warning of potentially dangerous weather has been issued for 13 districts in Bulgaria, also because of forecasts of heavy rain.

The districts are Dobrich, Gabrovo, Pazardzhik, Plovdiv, Razgrad, Rousse, Shoumen, Silistra, Sliven, Smolyan, Stara Zagora, Turgovishte, and Veliko Turnovo.

All of the rest of the country, including capital city Sofia, has “Code Green” status, meaning no warning of hazardous weather.

On September 29, there was heavy rain in Greece’s Peloponnese region, causing flooding. Dozens of roads were closed after they were inundated. There was flooding in the town of Argos after two nearby rivers burst their banks.

Bulgaria will largely be on the periphery of Cyclone Zorbas, reported to be of a strength weaker than when it hit Greece at the start of the weekend.

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