Overall Green alert Flood
in Kosovo, Serbia

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This flood can have a low humanitarian impact based on the magnitude and the affected population and their vulnerability.

GDACS ID FL 1101834
Death: 2
Displaced: 584
Countries: Kosovo, Serbia
From - To 18 Jan - 20 Jan


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Balkans, Mid-January 2023Heavy rainfall caused flooding in Balkan countries from 18 January 2023. One person died in Serbia and another was reported missing. Hundreds of people were evacuated from their homes in Serbia and Kosovo. Flooding was also reported in Albania, where roads and fields were affected. High river levels were reported in Bosnia. Serbia Serbia's Ministry of Interior said a state of emergency was declared in the municipalities of Prijepolje, Sjenica, Novi Pazar, Brus, Tutin, Kuršumlija and Prokuplje. Serbian police reported at least 84 people had evacuated their homes because of the flooding, including 5 in Novi Pazar, 9 in Sjenica, 30 in Prijepolje, 24 in Priboj and 16 in Brus. Kosovo Flooding affected the town of Mitrovica forcing 120 families to evacuate their homes. Vehicles were left stranded after streets were flooded in the town of Skenderaj where local authorities declared a state of emergency. Local media also reported flooding in Vushtrria, Peja, Istog, Klina and Decan. Drinking water supply was interrupted in several areas including the capital Pristina. Albania In Albania, wide areas of agricultural land were underwater in Shkodër County. The Ministry of Defence, which is in charge of Albania's civil protection, said the Buna river flooded around 275 hectares of farmland in Muriqan and Oblikë. Landslides in the country have caused traffic problems. Local media also reported flooding blocked roads in parts of the Lezhë district. Montenegro Heavy rain caused rivers to overflow in northern Montenegro, where landslides were also reported. Flooding and landslides in areas including Pljevlja, Mojkovac and Rozaje cut road and rail connections. One person died in rough seas near the coastal town of Herceg Novi. Bosnia River levels are high in Bosnia but as of 19 January, in particular the Lim near Rudo.Tue 24 Jan 2023FloodList provided by Copernicus GloFAS
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