A man uses a boat to navigate the streets in Vršac, Serbia, during a new wave of flooding in July 2014. Photos collected by Nenad Kiss from social media users, widely circulated online.
After massive floods in several Balkan countries in May 2014, a natural disaster the size of which the region hasn’t seen in over a century, Serbia was hit with new floods during the last days of July. Authorities have thus far recorded damage amounting to over 1 billion euros (1.4 billion US dollars) in Serbia alone and many homes and lives have been lost. On July 30, 2014, around 10 p.m., heavy rainfall began over the majority of the country and didn’t die down until some 12 hours later. The Kostolac power plant that provides electricity for a large part of Serbia, including the capital city, was barely salvaged in the May floods with the help of citizens and special forces. Once again, it was endangered by floodwater. Serbia Hit With More Floods Only 2 Months After Devastating Deluge