Friday, 18 November 2022

Novi Vinodolski Flooding Raises Cause for Concern

November the 18th, 2022 - Novi Vinodolski flooding is causing cause for concern among many, and although the Republic of Croatia, at least in some parts, is no stranger to floods, the sheer level of rainfall which has caused this was unexpected.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, it has been raining fairly heavily and continuously since the early morning hours in parts of the country, and in some locations this has been accompanied by thunder and other stormy weather. A huge amount of precipitation fell on Novi Vinodolski, where some roads were closed, and now Novi Vinodolski flooding is another issue for residents.

In some places, the water is knee-deep.

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Monday, 10 October 2022

Busy Zagreb Road Flooded This Morning Owing to Burst Pipe

October the 10th, 2022 - A busy Zagreb road, more precisely King Zvonimir street (Ulica kralja Zvonimira, or just Zvonimirova) was flooded this morning because of a burst pipe.

The bursting of pipes has been somewhat of a regular occurrence in the City of Zagreb for some time now, with the Tresnjevka neighbourhood in particular being prone to ending up at least to some extent underwater. This time, a central and usually very Zagreb road has fallen victim to the curse of the burst pipe.

As Index vijesti writes, at the time of writing this, Zagreb holding (Zagrebacki) holding hadn't announced the situation with this burst pipe, but they did announce that another pipe had also burst in nearby Sesvete on Zagreb street (Zagrebacka ulica).

Despite the fact that burst pipes in Zagreb seems to be a frequent issue, Zagreb holding claims that this amount of issues with burst pipes doesn't actually exceed the average.

"The frequency of pipe bursts and other types of failures doesn't differ from the multi-year average. Our services are making efforts to enable the normalisation of water supply to our citizens as soon as possible. We'd like to ask the citizens of the aforementioned area for their understanding and patience," they announced.

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Tuesday, 29 June 2021

President Zoran Milanović Holds Working Meeting With Croatian Mountain Rescue Reps

ZAGREB, 29 June, 2021 - President Zoran Milanović held a working meeting on Tuesday with members of the HGSS mountain rescue service, with its leaders informing him of the HGSS's structure and the way it provides assistance to people in areas affected by earthquakes and floods.

They also informed Milanović of the preparations for the tourism season, saying that each year, the HGSS has a large number of interventions, the President's Office said in a press release.

HGSS is a voluntary, non-profit, humanitarian, national service, it was said at the meeting. It conducts rescue operations but its mission also includes prevention and education. The service numbers 1,100 members, and they are all volunteers who annually conduct about 1,000 interventions throughout Croatia.

HGSS was founded in 1950 and it marks its day on 15 June, the Feast of St. Bernard, the patron saint of mountain climbers and mountain rescuers.

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Wednesday, 4 November 2020

NASA Shows Which Southern Croatian City Should Fear Flooding Most

November the 4th, 2020 - It might seem like a bit of a stupid thing to say, as surely anyone and everyone should fear being flooded as climate change continues to alter the weather in ways we often struggle to cope properly with. Which Croatian city, however, should fear it the most? One southern Croatian city which is wildly popular with tourists and is also UNESCO protected should fear becoming submerged more than any other in the rest of the country.

The word Dubrovnik likely stirs up an array of pleasant memoris for all those who have visited, along with perhaps a traffic jam and an expensive coffee too many, maybe. Residents of this southern Croatian city should have more on their minds than crowds of tourists in shops on hot August days, however, and flooding is one of the more serious of them.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, just how serious this problem could be for Croatia's tourism Mecca can be seen very well with the help of a tool designed by no less than NASA, which predicts which cities will end up flooded and even totally submerged due to the melting of glaciers caused by the ongoing threat of climate change across the planet, reports Vecernji list.

Scientists have put the effect of the Earth's gravity and its rotation into a special "formula" in order to predict how water will be end up being "redistributed" around the world as climate change progresses.

"The tool for each city provides a clear picture of which glaciers are of particular importance," one of the scientists involved in the study explained to the BBC.

Research has shown that the melting of large ice sheets in western Greenland, dangerously close to Europe, should be feared. Along with the major European capital of London, Tromso, Oslo, Athens, Syracuse, Marseille, Gibraltar, Brest and the southern Croatian city of Dubrovnik should be greatly concerned about what this could mean for them.

Scientific datas show that melting glaciers had an impact on sea level rise during the 20th century, and in the 21st century that impact has increased even more.

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