The rescue operations are underway, Bulgarian military and disaster management forces have been handling the situation since the floods hit the region. This evening, 36 individuals were saved in the area of Bogdan and Karavelovo using boats and various alpine methods. One of them is a 90-year-old woman currently receiving attention from emergency services.
The people of Bogdan and Karavelovo in the Karlovo region continue to experience a terrible scenario. Seven villages in the area have all declared a partial state of emergency.
All those in need of shelter and food are taken care of, and those who require medical care are sheltered in the municipal hospital in Karlovo. These patients have chronic illnesses, so the water element did not harm anyone. Today, a temporary bridge will be constructed so that supplies of food and water can be brought to the separated areas of Bogdan and Karavelovo.
More than 24 hours had passed since the floods, and people still didn’t have access to enter their homes. Mud and massive logs blocked the entrance of many homes. Many individuals believe that heavy rains are not the only cause of floods. The institutions are convinced that the heavy rainfall is responsible for the disaster.
President Rumen Radev arrived in the Karlovo region today, where five villages were severely damaged by heavy rains and flooding yesterday. He commented, ” It is essential to ensure the safety of individuals and shorten the risk of any possible upcoming threat. When the situation calms down, we will help the state in every possible way.
The mayor of Maritsa municipality, Dimitar Ivanov, who is in the village, declared that Trelistnik is totally submerged in flood water. Even the upper areas of the hamlet are already under water. Ivanov claims the situation is critical because the village is shut down from both ends. According to him, there may be other water sources besides rivers, such as dams whose walls may have collapsed. About 50 individuals have been evacuated with the help of two firefighter units, volunteers, and tractors.