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Bulgarian EU 'Disaster' Commissioner: Worst is Yet to Come

The next two weeks will be very difficult and the melting snow could make the situation very complex, according the Bulgaria's EU Commissioner on International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, Kristalina Georgieva.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 13:21 | Viewed: 1285

Bulgaria's Maritsa River Dike Collapses near Svilengrad

The left dike of the Maritsa River has collapsed near the southern Bulgarian village of Generalovo, sending a huge flood wave in the direction of Kapitan Andreevo.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2466

8 Confirmed Dead after Flooding Disaster in Southern Bulgaria

The southern Bulgarian village of Biser, which suffered a massive flood Monday after a dam wall collapsed, is still struggling to recover from the disaster with the help of rescue teams from the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Ministries of Defense and Inter

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 09:47 | Viewed: 2034

Bulgaria Promised Respite from Winter Nightmare on Febr 20

The severe cold snap and floods that hit hard Bulgaria will come to an end after two weeks, when the mercury will permanently rise above the freezing point, forecasts say.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 09:24 | Viewed: 1752

Smolyan, Haskovo Regions, South Bulgaria, under Code Red

Bulgaria has declared its highest "Code Red" weather warning for the southern districts of Haskovo and Smolyan after Monday's massive flooding in the area.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 08:57 | Viewed: 2903

Bulgaria under Code Orange over Harsh Weather

Code orange has been declared for almost the entire territory of Bulgaria on Tuesday by the national weather service, due to especially cold weather.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 08:23 | Viewed: 2824

Bulgaria Battles New Winter Woes after Deadly Floods

The deadly heavy rains that hit southern Bulgaria on Monday are expected to abate by the end of the week, but temperatures will sharply drop.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 07:37 | Viewed: 992

Broken Dam Flooding Kills 9 in Southeast Bulgaria

Nine people have lost their lives in Southeastern Bulgaria in Monday's flooding caused by the breaking of local dams.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 19:15 | Viewed: 4021

Bulgaria Closes Turkish Border Crossing over Flooding

The Bulgarian Border Police has shut down for traffic the Kapitan Andreevo crossing on the Bulgarian-Turkish border as a result of the floods that struck Southeastern Bulgaria on Monday.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 18:30 | Viewed: 3041

Bulgaria's Flood Death Toll Rises to 8

A total of eight persons have drowned in Southeastern Bulgaria as a result of flooding caused by the breaking of local water reservoir dams, the Interior Ministry has confirmed.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 17:16 | Viewed: 2395

Overflowing River Closes Road to Bulgarian-Turkish Border

The overflowing Kalamitsa River, a tributary of the Maritsa River, has flooded a 300-meter stretch of international road E 80 between the village of Kapitan Andreevo and the Kapitan Andreevo border crossing point.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1658

5 Bulgarians Perish in Broken Dam Flood

The flood at the southern Bulgarian village of Biser, which was caused by the collapse of a dam wall, has taken the lives of five elderly men.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 14:46 | Viewed: 2683

Helicopters Evacuate People in Flooded Bulgarian Village

The rescue operation for the population of the flood-hit Haskovo municipality in southern Bulgaria continues despite the fact that the Cougar rescue helicopters are highly unsuitable for severe winter conditions.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 12:23 | Viewed: 2320

2nd Dam Wall Bursts in Bulgaria

A dam wall has burst near the southern Bulgarian village of Elena, located near the town of Haskovo, it emerged on Monday.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 11:59 | Viewed: 2692

Dam Bursts, Floods Bulgarian Village

The Bulgarian village of Biser, located near the southern town of Harmanly, has been flooded, as the local "Ivanovo" dam has burst.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 09:46 | Viewed: 3383

Bulgaria Regions Alarmed over Floods, Severe Cold

The southern Bulgarian town of Zlatograd is ready to be evacuated due to heavy downpours, while other parts of the country remain under Code Orange because of the severe winter conditions.

Society » Environment | February 6, 2012, Monday // 08:26 | Viewed: 1816

Bulgaria Braces for Winter Hell as Snow, Cold Return

A fresh cold snap with blizzards will set in Bulgaria in the beginning of the new week, after a few days of warm winter weather.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2012, Sunday // 19:57 | Viewed: 2499

Sofia to Welcome US State Secretary Clinton with Russian Snow

A second cold wave with heavy snow has gripped Bulgaria Sunday, the day of the visit of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.

Society » Environment | February 5, 2012, Sunday // 10:43 | Viewed: 1360

Bulgarian Eco Activists with New Rally against Forestry Act

Bulgarian environmentalist staged once again Saturday a protest rally against looming amendments to the Forestry Act.

Society » Environment | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 17:26 | Viewed: 1523

Bulgaria Braces for Fresh Weekend Snow

Nine Bulgarian regions remain under code yellow Saturday over fog and snow, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) has announced.

Society » Environment | February 4, 2012, Saturday // 11:48 | Viewed: 2512

US Environmentalists Sue Bulgarian Artist Christo over River Project

A lawsuit has been filed by group of environmentalists, outdoor enthusiasts and wildlife advocates demanding to block a project by Bulgarian-born artist to drape fabric canopies along a long stretch of the Arkansas River in Colorado.

Society » Environment | February 3, 2012, Friday // 13:35 | Viewed: 1644
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