The storm that broke out in the morning in the Smolyan municipality caused a lot of damage. Thousands are without electricity in the regional city. Half of the villages in the municipality are without electricity, head of state ID told SmolyanBGvesti. Mayor Eng. Marianna Tsekova. According to her, the strong wind caused a lot of damage to the power grid in the region. There are broken cables, and broken electric poles in Katranitsa. She said that she spoke with the head of the electricity distribution company, who explained to her that the accidents were many and severe. The entire available staff was called up for the faster removal of the faults. The strong wind lifted entire roofs in the village of Katranitsa, uprooted trees, some of which blocked the road to Smolyan. Roofs were also blown away in the villages of Polkovnik Serafimovo and Gorna Arda. Fallen trees and stones closed the roads between Shiroka Laka – Gela – Solishta. The Smolyan-Ryaka road is also closed to traffic. There are fallen stones on the road to Gorovo and Chepleten. Fallen trees and boulders are the reason that it is not possible to pass in sections to the village of Fatovo – Rudozem, Tsekova also said.
Signals are pouring in from the entire Smolyan region, the head of the fire department, Chief Commissioner Simeon Tsrvulanov, told SmolyanBGvesti. All municipalities except Dospat and Nedelino were affected by the strong wind. According to him, the main signals are about fallen trees on the roads. Mainly inter-rural roads. He specified, however, that for now there is no completely closed republican path. “Our team is traveling to Hvoina, where the road is closed and traffic is difficult,” Tsrvulanov added. The village of Trigrad is currently without access. The wind blew away two roofs in the bathing village of Kustatitsa. There are broken power lines everywhere and dozens of villages are without electricity, Tsrvulanov further specified. An orange code has been announced in the Smolyan region and the forecast is for significant rainfall and thunderstorms. Amounts expected 40-70 mm, in isolated places and more.