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7 Bulgarians Safe and Sound after Rescue from Flooded Cave

The rescue operation to free four adults and three teenagers who have been stranded in the Duhlata cave in western Bulgaria for two days ended successfully late on Sunday.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 21:17 | Viewed: 1914

Long-Term Traffic Disruption Looms along Sofia-Kulata Road

A section of the E-79 road, the international road running from Bulgaria's Sofia to Kulata and Thessaloniki in Greece, may remain impassable for a whole month following a landslide, caused by the rising of the Struma River.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 17:46 | Viewed: 4221

Flood Situation in Bulgaria 'Under Control'

The flood situation in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, caused by torrential rains on Saturday, is under control and returning to normal, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova, reports.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 13:17 | Viewed: 2158

Mass Rescue Effort to Free Cave-Stranded Bulgarian Adults, Teens

The rescue operation to free four adults and three teenagers who have been stranded in the Duhlata cave in western Bulgaria for 24 hours now is continuing, Civil Defense informed Sunday.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 10:45 | Viewed: 2054

Parts of Bulgaria Still Under Emergency over Torrential Rains

Torrential rains falling in the last twenty four hours in Bulgaria have triggered major problems in several regions, especially in the western and southwestern parts of the country.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 10:18 | Viewed: 2155

Main Bulgaria-Greece Road Collapses, River Devours Truck, Driver

A truck and its driver have disappeared with no trace into the raging Struma River in Southwestern Bulgaria during efforts to reinforce one of the lanes of the E-79 road leading from Sofia to Greece.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 06:58 | Viewed: 4708

Flood, Landslide Destroy Lane of Main Bulgaria-Greece Road

One of the two lanes of the E-79 road, the international road running from Bulgaria's Sofia to Kulata and Thessaloniki in Greece, has been destroyed by a landslide caused by the rising of the Struma River.

Society » Environment | December 5, 2010, Sunday // 03:42 | Viewed: 2262

Bulgaria's Blagoevgrad Sees Record Amount of Incessant Rain

As much of Western Bulgaria has seen floods because of torrential rain, the highest amount of rain was recorded in the city of Blagoevgrad – 60 liters per square meters in just 20 hours.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 19:31 | Viewed: 2117

7 Bulgarians Stranded in Flooded Cave

Four adults and three teenagers have been stranded in the Duhlata cave in Western Bulgaria after the torrential rains and rising underground waters flooded its lower passages.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 19:02 | Viewed: 3507

Floods, Landslides Shut Major Railway Lines in Bulgaria

The railway line from Bulgaria's capital Sofia to Kulata on the Greek border has been closed for traffic as a result of a landslide caused by the torrential rains.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 18:33 | Viewed: 2773

Fandakova: No Crisis Situation in Sofia over Floods

The Sofia Municipality does not need to declare an emergency situation in the Bulgarian capital because of the torrential rains and flooding in some suburbs, Mayor Fandakova has announced.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 18:06 | Viewed: 2201

Rivers Flood Southwest Bulgaria, Sofia Beltway Flooded by Mountain Rains

The rising levels of a number of rivers because of the torrential rains have caused floods in a number of towns and villages around Southwestern Bulgaria.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 17:51 | Viewed: 4337

Mayor: Sofia Faces Emergency over Torrential Rain

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is facing a crisis situation because of the pouring rain over the last two days, Mayor Yordanka Fandakova declared.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 15:17 | Viewed: 3856

Deadly Fire Still Blazing in Israel

The massive fire continues to rip through northern Israel on Saturday, with Israeli and foreign firefighters stuggling to contain it.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 12:36 | Viewed: 1922

Floods Bother Bulgaria, Weather Still Chaotic

A total of 25 signals for floods have been received by Bulgaria's Civil Defense early on Saturday.

Society » Environment | December 4, 2010, Saturday // 10:20 | Viewed: 1828

Netanyahu Thanks Bulgarian, Other PMs over Blaze Help

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu thanked his Bulgarian, Turkish and Russian counterparts, as well as other world leaders who sent help to quench the deadly blaze near Haifa.

Society » Environment | December 3, 2010, Friday // 15:33 | Viewed: 1700

Bulgaria Enjoys Record-High Temperatures, Europe Freezes

Record-high temperatures were registered again in Bulgaria Friday, while the cold weather in Germany took its first victim and thousands were evacuated in Serbia, Croatia and Bosnia amidst flooding rains.

Society » Environment | December 3, 2010, Friday // 15:15 | Viewed: 2814

Bulgarian Firefighters Off to Israel to Help Quench Blaze

Bulgarian firemen are now preparing to fly to Haifa, Israel, where a massive wildfire has already claimed at least 40 lives.

Society » Environment | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 19:55 | Viewed: 2237

Code Orange Raised for Extremely Chaotic Weather in Bulgaria

The national weather service in Bulgaria has raised a Code Orange warning for Friday with more high winds coming amid extreme temperature differences across the country.

Society » Environment | December 2, 2010, Thursday // 15:42 | Viewed: 2312

Heavy Snow Freezes Transport in Western Europe

Air, road and railway transport across Western and Northern Europe has been disrupted by heavy snowfall and freezing cold.

Society » Environment | December 1, 2010, Wednesday // 20:35 | Viewed: 4100

Minor Quake Shakes Eastern Bulgaria

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.4 on the Richer scale occurred in Eastern Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Society » Environment | December 1, 2010, Wednesday // 19:18 | Viewed: 1557
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