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N Greece Declares Emergency after Bulgarian Floods

Greece has declared an emergency situation in the northern Evros province after heavy rains and melting snow caused the great Evros river to come out of its banks.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 16:04 | Viewed: 2649

Flood-Hit Bulgarian Village under Threat of Second Dam Failure

There is a threat of a second dam wall failure in the vicinity of the village of Biser, the press office of the Interior Ministry said in a statement Tuesday noon.

Society » Environment | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 14:28 | Viewed: 4193

Feb 8 Declared Day of Mourning for Bulgarian Flood Victims

The Bulgarian cabinet declared Wednesday, February 8, an official day of mourning over the tragic deaths of Bulgarian citizens in floods in the southeastern village of Biser.

Society | February 7, 2012, Tuesday // 14:16 | Viewed: 1411

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: 1389

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: 2704

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: 2139

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: 1836

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: 3115

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: 3566

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: 1038

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: 4287

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: 3154

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: 2952

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: 1794

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: 2775

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: 2461

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: 2812

Anonymous Hack Bulgaria's Prophon over ACTA Support

The official website of Prophon, a Bulgarian music licensing company, was hacked by Anonymous on Sunday due to its recently declared support of the controversial ACTA agreement.

Society | February 6, 2012, Monday // 10:55 | Viewed: 1909

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: 3526

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: 1914

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: 2657
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