- Title: MACEDONIA: One dead, hundreds of homes flooded
- Date: 27th February 2013
- Summary: GORNE KONJARE, MACEDONIA (FEBRUARY 27, 2013) (REUTERS) FLOODED HOUSES FLOODED YARDS FLOODED GREENHOUSE FLOODED HOUSE YARD GEESE STANDING BY WATER MAN WALKING WITH BUCKET TOWARDS TRACTOR MAN OPENING CELLAR DOOR WITH POLE VARIOUS OF FLOODED CELLAR (SOUNDBITE) (Macedonian) RESIDENT FROM GORNE KONJARE, JOVAN TRENEVSKI, SAYING: "It's a huge damage, cellars are full of water, water is everywhere, a lot of grain has been destroyed, over 40 houses are flooded." WATER PUMP ON STREET WATER HOSE ON GROUND MEN TALKING AND WATCHING (SOUNDBITE) (Macedonian) RESIDENT OF GORNE KONJARE, ZDRAVKO STOJCEVSKI, SAYING: "The whole barn is under water, the cattle cannot get onto the fields, the hay is wet as well." VARIOUS OF FLOODED BARN WITH HAY COMBINE ON FLOODED PARKING FLOODED FIELD WITH CABBAGE FLOODED BANKS
- Embargoed: 14th March 2013 12:00
- Location: Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
- Country: Macedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic of
- Topics: Disasters
- Reuters ID: LVA8YU1LC2WUAQJ1RM0IWZWRRWA7
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- Story Text: One man drowned and several hundred homes in Macedonia were flooded on Tuesday (February 26) as two days of heavy rain drenched farmland and caused power outages in the Balkan country, authorities said.
Macedonia's Crisis Management Centre said more than 10 rivers had burst their banks, destroying at least two bridges and flooding homes and thousands of hectares (acres) of farmland in the northeast.
A 51-year-old man from the north-eastern village of Cvetisnica drowned after he tried to cross a rising river.
In village Gorne Konjare, some 30 kilometres south-east of the Macedonian capital Skopje, over 40 houses have been flooded.
"It's a huge damage, cellars are full of water, water is everywhere, a lot of grain has been destroyed, over 40 houses are flooded," said Jovan Trenevski from Gorne Konjare.
On Wednesday (February 27) the situation eased a little but is still serious of in some parts of Macedonia.
"The whole barn is under water, the cattle cannot get onto the fields, the hay is wet as well," added Zdravko Stojcevski.
Rising water levels put pressure on dams, and at least two were described as critical. Nearby residents were evacuated.
The government spokesman Aleksandar Georgiev said that the state-owned machinery will be used to aid the situation. The crisis centre also reported power outages in some areas of the country.
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