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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A second cold wave with heavy snow has gripped Bulgaria Sunday, the day of the visit of US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton.
Bulgarian environmentalist staged once again Saturday a protest rally against looming amendments to the Forestry Act.
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.
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.
Eleven Bulgarian regions remain under code yellow over low temperatures and snow, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) has announced.
The severe cold snap that hit hard Bulgaria, pushing the mercury down to record lows, will gradually die out by the end of this week, only to be succeeded by heavy snowfalls, forecasts say.
Temperatures in the town of Sevlievo, northern Bulgaria, plunged Wednesday morning to minus 31,4 C, a record low, which made the region one of the hardest hit by the severe cold spell in Eastern Europe.
All, but one, Bulgarian regions remain under code orange over extremely low temperatures, the National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS) has announced.
More than 450 schools across Bulgaria closed their doors on Tuesday morning as the country was hit by a wave of polar cold.
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