Heavy rain and wind left thousands of households across the country without power. Hundreds of houses in northeastern Bulgaria were left without a roof after the storms.
Over 200 reports of accidents have been responded to by the employees of the DG “Fire Safety and Protection of the Population”. The strong wind and intense rainfall caused the most serious damage to the territory of the regions of Smolyan, Targovishte, Razgrad and Silistra. As of 5 p.m., 280 firefighters and rescuers, with 97 pieces of equipment, are involved in the removal of fallen roofs, poles and trees. There are no reports of injured people. A code orange for heavy rain and strong winds is in effect for the country. Increases in river levels are expected, warns the Ministry of Environment and Water.
IN Plovdiv 7 reports of fallen trees have been received. Trees have fallen on roadways in the villages of Beguntsi, Narechenski Bani and in the Karlovo area.
A partial state of emergency has been declared in the municipality of Devnya, Varna region. There is no electricity in the entire municipality, there are fallen sheet metal from roofs, fallen trees are being removed from the road.
The Varna regional administration informed BNR that if the power supply is not restored, machine voting in the village of Kipra will be provided by generators. In Varna region, three more villages are without electricity due to the storm – these are Levski, Kalimantsi and Prosechen in Suvorovo municipality.
A woman was injured after a tree fell and injured her in the parking lot of the City Garden in Noisy. According to initial information, the woman has fractures, she was taken to the regional hospital.
Two other people died as a result of the storm in the Shumen region. This was announced by the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
In Razgrad Region, on the territory of Isperih municipality there are settlements without electricity supply. In the villages of Lavino and Todorovo, roofs were damaged, poles and trees fell. Firefighters and rescuers are involved in liquidating the accidents. More than 30 trees have fallen in Razgrad municipality. According to data, by 3 p.m., the strong wind had begun to subside. There are no reports of injured people. The wind blew away the roofs of nearly a hundred houses in Lavino. The Municipal Headquarters for Protection from Disasters and Accidents is in session.
Heavy rain, accompanied by strong wind and thunder left 10 villages without electricity in Tundzha municipality. Crews are repairing the accidents. In Yambol dozens of reports of fallen trees and branches have been filed, which are currently being cleared. The road between the villages of Vodenichane and Irechekovo in Stralad is temporarily closed because of a fallen tree. There are no reports of flooded residential buildings and outbuildings.
More than 30 reports of accidents have been received on the territory of Smolyan region. Employees of RDPBZN-Smolyan participate in the liquidation of accidents. According to data, as of 3 p.m. there are settlements without electricity. There is no information about injured people. The situation has started to normalize. There is no closed national road on the territory of the district. The reports are mainly about fallen trees.
In the villages of Zhitnitsa and Duvanlii in the municipality of Kaloyanovo, the electricity supply was also interrupted.
In Silistra Region a tornado passed through the villages of Dolets, Prohlada, Kolober and Sekulovo and as a result many roofs were damaged, poles and trees fell. Employees from RDPBZN – Dulovo participate in liquidation of accidents. There are no reports of injured people. The meteorological observatory said that the wind speed exceeded 20 meters per second. A meeting of the crisis headquarters to declare a partial state of emergency is forthcoming.
There is also data on hail. In places – the size of a pea.
Gale-force winds toppled trees and branches and blocked roads in the area Stara Zagora.
In Veliko Tarnovo the roundabouts around the regional hospital are flooded.
There were flooded areas in several districts of Pillow case.
Heavy rain, accompanied by stormy wind and thunder left 10 villages without power in Tundzha municipality. Crews are fixing the breakdowns on the network. Dozens of reports of fallen trees and branches have been filed in Yambol, which are currently being cleared.
The road between the villages of Vodenichane and Irechekovo in Stralad is temporarily closed, because of a tree that fell on the canvas. There have been no reports of flooded residential buildings and outbuildings, reported our correspondent Daniela Kostova.
The Gabrovo-Tryavna road is also closed because of an accident in the area of Zhaltesh village. A car crashed on the wet road and overturned. According to initial information, there were no casualties.
Sliven was hit by a storm with a pulsating wind of over 100 km/h, and the “volley” of rain that fell was 12 liters per square meter until 2:00 p.m., according to the data of the meteorological observatory in the city, cited by the municipality of Sliven. Broken branches and flooded road sections in low-lying areas hampered vehicular traffic.
In Sofia the rain stopped in the early afternoon, and since the morning fire crews have responded to several reports of flooding. A code orange warning for heavy rain and wind was in effect across the country today. Tomorrow the dangerous codes drop, but what kind of weather awaits us we will hear shortly in the forecast.