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akademus
05-19-2014, 01:37 AM
Hi everyone,

during the weekend these countries have been hit really hard by enormous floods caused by days and days of heavy rain. I have spoken to my family who are living nearby after a whole day of not knowing their whereabouts as they were completely cutoff living near a river in my hometown and thanks to great luck and some ahead planning they only suffered minor damages to the property, but they are safe and sound.

Many, however, were not that lucky. Thousands of people lost everything they have and are in need of blankets, tents, water, baby food and other essential items. Damages are great and it will take years to recover. In short, it's bad very bad.

I know we have have a few members from these areas, I hope they and their families are safe.

Here is some info on it:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2014_Southeast_Europe_floods
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27452720
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27452392
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-27454669
http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/17/world/europe/balkans-flooding/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/may/18/thousands-flee-floods-bosnia-serbia?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487

If anyone wants to donate money I have found some links where you can. Virtually anything is appreciated.

Red Cross Croatia:
http://www.hck.hr/en/page/emergency-appeal-for-flood-affected-areas-in-croatia-415

Red Cross Bosnia:
http://www.ckfbih.ba/index.php/aktivnosti/656-pokrenuta-humanitarna-akcija-za-pomo-ugroenom-stanovnitvu-poplavljenih-podruja

Government of Serbia direct help:
http://www.srbija.gov.rs/pages/article.php?id=101093

Also via Paypal
http://www.ambassador-serbia.com/tag/flood-serbia/

Republic of Srpska:
For donations to the victims of floods in Republic of Srpska - Ministry of Finance: Singular Exchange Account of Treasury. Address: Trg Republike Srpske 1, 78000 Banja Luka, RS, Bosnia & Herzegovina SWIFT:BLBABA22 Account number: BA39 5517 9048 0118 3851 Purpose of payment: Help for areas affected by flood.

Serbia seems to be hit the hardest, followed by Republic of Srpska from what I've seen.

Thank you kind people!

JCG
05-19-2014, 05:44 PM
Our thoughts and prayers (and wallets) are with you.

3D Kiwi
05-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Glad to know your family is ok mate.

akademus
05-20-2014, 06:14 AM
Thanks everyone.

Yes, its a hard time for everyone there.

I found out Serbia has donation site here:
http://www.floodrelief.gov.rs/eng/

Thanks