Home Page
 
news 31 Jul 14

Croatia Puts Flood Bill at 200 Million Euro

Floods that hit the region in May caused Croatia damage worth around 200 million euro, officials say, and the figure is still rising.

Sven Milekic
BIRN
Zagreb

Croatia’s Deputy Interior Ministry, Petar Tonkovic, revealed the bill for the May floods on Wednesday as he presented a report on implementation of measures to cope with flood damage and repair the terrain in Vukovar-Syrmia County, which was worst hit by the rain.

Tonkovic reported that the cost of the damage done to 7,402 private properties, such as houses, garages and agricultural facilities, amounted to 160 million euro. Of the 7402 buildings, 624 are classified as “hazardous” and thus unfit for living or for use.

Damage to infrastructure, including the sewage system, electricity network, roads, will cost Croatia another 30 million euro, creating extra problems for people returning to their homes.

About 8,500 hectares of agricultural land has been ruined, costing at least 7.3 million euro.

More than 9,000 livestock and pets have been evacuated, while more than 11,000 animals died, with no assessment of their worth.

The number of people killed in the floods has stayed the same, at two, while the updated list of evacuated people now numbers 8,951 persons.

Authorities have spent 1.7 million euro on their temporary accommodation and that sum is rising, as a large number are still waiting to return home.

In total, 22 million euro has been spent up till now on addressing flood-related problems.

Fortunately, the report states, no flood-related epidemics have erupted among animals or people, no upsurge in crime has occurred and accommodation and healthcare has been provided for all the evacuees.

Talk about it!

blog comments powered by Disqus

Related Headlines:

romanian-ruling-party-set-to-name-new-pm-06-26-2017
26 Jun 17

Romanian President Consults With Parties Over New PM

Romania’s President Klaus Iohannis has summoned the parliamentary parties for consultations on Monday to come up with the name of a new Prime Minister. 

26 Jun 17

The Balkans Today: 26th June - 30th June 2017

26 Jun 17

Macedonia in Line for Busy Political Week

25 Jun 17

Albania Awaits General Elections Results

25 Jun 17

LIVE: Albanian General Elections 2017

25 Jun 17

Albanians Head To Polls To Elect New Rulers

24 Jun 17

Albania's Election Escapades

Premium Selection

bosnia-s-ex-refugees-use-language-skills-in-call-centres-06-25-2017
26 Jun 17

Bosnia’s Ex-Refugees Use Language Skills in Call Centres

When German-speaking clients get through to a call centre, there is a good chance that the operator on the other end of the line is a Bosnian who found refuge in Germany during the 1992-5 war.

serbia-s-new-pm-likely-to-stay-in-vucic-s-shadow-06-26-2017
26 Jun 17

Serbia’s New PM Likely to Stay in Vucic’s Shadow

While Ana Brnabic awaits confirmation in parliament as Serbia’s new Prime Minister, experts say the real decisions will continue to be taken by her patron, President Aleksandar Vucic.

23 Jun 17

Albania Enjoys Calmest Ever Election Campaign

23 Jun 17

Romanian Top Filmmakers Fight for Reform

Latest News from the Balkans

26 Jun 17

Macedonia in Line for Busy Political Week

25 Jun 17

Albania Awaits General Elections Results

25 Jun 17

LIVE: Albanian General Elections 2017

25 Jun 17

Albanians Head To Polls To Elect New Rulers