In Slovenia there have been catastrophic floods, while the Pyrenees and Portugal continue to fight fires.
Unprecedented floods in Slovenia have been declared the worst disaster in the country’s modern history.
At least four people have died, and it is estimated that the preliminary property damage amounts to about 500 million euros.
According to the government, two thirds of the country have been affected by the catastrophe. Slovenia has asked the European Union and NATO for help. The European Commission responded by sending its Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič, to the capital to discuss the necessary measures.
In neighboring Austria there have also been floods. In the south of the country, two people fell into a river from an eroded bank; only one of them could be saved. Emergency services have had to respond to numerous rescue and evacuation calls since Friday. Over the weekend the situation stabilized, but many areas are still accessible only by boat or helicopter.
Meanwhile, the Pyrenees continue to fight massive forest fires.
On the Spanish-French border, 130 people had to be evacuated by a fire that destroyed some 200 hectares in three hours. On Sunday, local firefighters said the fire was under control.
In Portugal, several villages also had to be evacuated. During this weekend, I upload at least six injured and 6200 hectares of forest burned.
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