In the coming days, a Mediterranean cyclone will cause natural storms in the Balkans. Rainfall and thunderstorms will mostly affect the Republika Srpska (Bosnia and Herzegovina) area.
Forecasts indicate that the weather will be extremely dynamic and unpredictable. High levels of precipitation, which will exceed 70-100 l/sq.m in some places, will not only increase the groundwater levels, but also increase the likelihood of landslide activation. This could lead to significant flooding and damage in the region, Meteo Balkans informs.
These extreme weather conditions require increased vigilance and caution from local communities and authorities. The possibility of floods and landslides requires strict measures to evacuate and prepare the population in the most vulnerable areas, as well as taking steps to prevent potential damage and loss.
Discussions are already underway on the implementation of more effective flood risk management measures, including the construction of protective walls, strengthening of banks and construction of drainage systems. Local authorities are also mobilized for quick response to possible incidents, providing the necessary assistance and support to the population.
In addition to material losses and damages, possible floods can also have serious consequences on people’s health and lives. It is therefore critical that the local population is trained in how to act in the event of disasters, such as evacuation, provision of food, water and first aid.
Unfortunately, such weather conditions may become more common in the future, as scientific forecasts point to an increase in extreme weather events due to global climate change. Therefore, prevention and preparedness efforts are essential to effectively address the challenges of future disasters.
The combination of intensified meteorological processes and the vulnerability of some areas in the Balkan Peninsula create an urgent need to develop complex strategies for risk management and population preparation for future natural disasters. Cooperation between different countries in the region is vital to share knowledge, resources and experience in the fight against these natural threats.