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Bulgaria: Deputy prime minister Emel Etem delivered a report on the measures taken to bring the country back to normal after the rainfall

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Болгария
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Govt. Bulgaria
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Experts from the Standing Committee on Protection against Disasters will supervise whether instructions are followed in municipalities and districts

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Disaster Management Policy Emel Etem delivered a report at today's session of the Council of Ministers on the situation in the country after the heavy rains. The situation is returning to normal as a result from the measures taken by the Ministry of Disaster Management Policy and all other responsible institutions. The state of emergency is still in force in only four towns and villages, said Emel Etem.

Measures were taken in the first hours of the floods. Rescue teams from the Civil Protection Agency and the Ministry of Interior were organised. The crisis management centre of the Standing Committee on Protection against Disasters worked 24 hours a day. The information on the situation in the country is being constantly updated.

The teams continue to work on drainage, removal of earth from roads and lanes and strengthening of embankments. Some of the residents of the flood-hit regions were accommodated in municipal buildings.

Expert commissions are making assessment of damages.

The Ministry of Disaster Management Policy reported that 825 housing and public buildings have been flooded for the last few days. One bridge was partly destroyed. 5 embankments were destroyed. 29 landslides were activated.

Although the Ministry of Disaster Management Policy has issued instructions related to the danger of floods, some municipalities have not yet taken measures to prevent the danger. Experts from the Standing Committee will supervise whether the instructions are followed.