Serbian officials declared a state of emergency in parts of southeastern Serbia as of July 21 as emergency services respond to widespread flooding following heavy rains. The measure applies to Zuprija and parts of Gadzin-Khan municipalities. Major infrastructural damage has been reported in multiple southern municipalities, including Blace, Gadzin-Khan, Ivanjica, Krusevac, and Zuprija. Overland transport disruptions are ongoing in affected areas, particularly near the villages of Kasevar and Trbunie. Landslides have reportedly blocked roads in the vicinity of Golija.
Disruptions could last for several days until the waters recede and structural repairs can be made. Floodwaters and debris flows could cause bridges or roadways to be unusable, impacting overland travel in and around affected areas. Standing water on road surfaces could cause dangerous driving conditions on highways. Officials could temporarily close some low-lying routes that become inundated by floodwaters. Flooding could block regional rail lines; freight and passenger train delays and cancellations are possible in areas that see heavy rainfall and potential track inundation. Localized business disruptions are likely in low-lying areas; some businesses might not operate at full capacity because of flood damage to facilities, possible evacuations, and some employees’ inability to reach work sites.
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