- Posted May 18, 2014 by
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WE NEED HELP : CATASTROPHIC FLOODS HIT SERBIA
Thousands of volunteers joined soldiers, police and firefighters in building flood barriers made of sandbags in the Serbian capital Belgrade and the western town Sabac.
The Sava River hit its highest recorded level in Serbia, the army said, rising at a rate of three centimetres per hour after several days of the heaviest rainfall in almost 120 years.
Authorities in Serbia said they would not give a death toll for the town of Obrenovac, with a population of about 30,000 people, until the waters had receded and the extent of the damage was clear.
Soldiers have deployed huge amphibious vehicles to rescue hundreds of people crammed into a primary school in the town, 30 kilometres south-west of Belgrade.
A new flood surge was expected on the Sava river late on Sunday.
In some areas, flood waters reached the second floor of people's homes