Sofia: Bulgaria: Yordanka Fandakova, mayor of Sofia, reported that Rainfall over Sofia tonight was most intense in the Novi Iskar region. On June 15, Bulgaria’s weather bureau warned that heavy rain is expected in many parts of the country’s western half from June 16 to 18. The orange warnings are anticipated on June 18 due to heavy rainfall exceeding 100mm per square meter.
Mayor Fandakova mentioned that emergency teams sent 14 signals from Katina, Podgumer and the district—Sunrise in the hood. The mayor of the region, Daniela Raycheva, together with the units of Metropolitan Municipality and the fire brigade, continue to work on site.
She informed that the road under the Zebra Factory bridge and to the psychiatric hospital is temporarily closed due to watering. The forecast for today is also precipitation code orange; Bulgaria’s weather bureau continues to monitor river and dam levels.
Additionally, the mayor of Sofia also informed that traffic had been restored in the sections that temporarily closed tonight due to flooding – on the South Rainbow of the bypass road and the tunnels of the Lion Bridge.
Due to heavy rainfall, the traffic was temporarily closed on the south canvas of the bypass road between Blvd “Simeonovsko Shose”. “Cherni Vrah” and the direct route toward “Lyulin” on the Lion Bridge.
Emergency teams of the Metropolitan Municipality of the Fire Brigade worked all night on the signals of flooding and flooding of garages and basements. 121 are the signals, most of which are in the “Simeonovo”, “Dragalevtsi”, and the district “Vitosha”. The work of the teams continues monitoring rivers and dams levels continues.
Since yesterday, the rain over Sofia has been extremely heavy. The received signals of flooded garages, basements and peeped low points of the street network were over 100, most from the neighbourhood. “Simeonovo”, square Dragalevtsi, district. Vitosha and Bukhovo.