According to the news of the Bulgarian News Agency (BTA), Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov announced that the floods caused loss of life in the town of Tsarevo on the Black Sea coast of the country.
Denkov stated that the citizens in the region were evacuated and warned against swimming in the region on the grounds that it was dangerous.
Noting that 2 people lost their lives due to the floods, Denkov said that 3 people disappeared.
Prime Minister Denkov stated that the amount of precipitation in the last 24 hours has increased 3-4 times the monthly average.
The Bulgarian police stated that the emergency hotline 112 received many reports of people in distress due to the floods.
It was noted that the search efforts for the 3 people lost in the flood are continuing.
Over 100 people affected by the flood were evacuated
Tsarevo Mayor Georgi Lapchev said after the disaster task force meeting that more than 100 people affected by the flooding had been evacuated.
Noting that 2 dams within the municipality’s borders have also overflowed, Lapchev stated that no damage was detected on the walls of these dams.
After the flood, a large number of firefighters from the cities of Burgas and Primorsko were sent to the region to participate in the work of the local firefighters.
In some parts of the coastal resort of Arapya, it was reported that the flood waters reached 2 meters and many vehicles were caught in the water.
The Bulgarian National Meteorology and Hydrology Institute warned citizens with a “yellow code” due to strong winds and thunderstorms in 15 regions of the country.
In Burgas, a “code orange” warning was issued for severe storms.