The Plovdiv regional governor has proclaimed a state of emergency since yesterday, which allows the state to involve more actively and support the mayor’s ambitions. Nikolay Nikolov, Chief Commissioner and Director of DG, predicts that it will take 1-2 months to clean up the damage, and infrastructure will be stored till next year.
Mayer of Karlovo did excellent management; it’s a miracle that there were no casualties after an enormous disaster. But there is a lot of damage to the infrastructure.
In the south-central Karlovo region, efforts to remove the flood-affected communities are still being made with the aid of heavy machinery, volunteers, the Road Infrastructure Agency, the toll management system, fire brigade personnel, and military personnel. Food and water have been delivered, and the settlements’ electricity is gradually being restored.
Zahari Hristov, Deputy Minister of Regional Development and Public Works, explained, ” 13 dump trucks, 20 workers from Avtomagistrali and 40 of the toll management staff are working together in cleaning Bogdon, Slatina and Karavelovo villages.
Nikolov added that” such a disaster cannot be stopped. But we must adapt ourselves to climate change. The Urbanized areas need to be planned out in advance, and buildings need to be stable. The good news is that construction in our country is not nearly as terrifying as was previously believed. All the homes might have been wiped out in one flood. It’s essential to work with insurance actively. Unfortunately, the insurance premium is costly, and the villagers can’t afford it”.
Currently, the primary objective is to provide food and medical assistance to the affected people.
The water begins to decrease on the third day of the Trilistnik disaster. However, the damage is enormous, and some people are concerned about how they will make it through the winter. 120 homes are underwater, and 500 people have been evacuated.
People said all furniture, kitchen equipment and other items bought for the winter were destroyed. 500 tons of sunflower and 200-300 tons of wheat, all of their livelihood is under water.