December 3, 2020 – Split streets are mostly underwater as torrential rain flooded the city on Thursday morning – and it doesn’t look like there is an end in sight.
Dalmacija Danas reports that about 120 liters of rain per square meter fell in Split in the last 24 hours, according to the Crometeo measuring station. From 10 am to 11 am, around 30 liters of rain fell, and the western part of the city was especially hit by severe torrents.
The last time so much rain fell in Split was in July 1975, making today’s meteorological phenomenon in Split extremely rare. The official 24-hour precipitation record in Split is 228.5 mm, which happened in September 1948. There is a possibility that today this record will be broken.
The worst of it is around Poljud, where the water level on the road is somewhere around half a meter. There is traffic congestion on the streets as cars are occasionally stuck in torrents, and as rain continues to fall intensely, it doesn’t look like things are slowing down.
The County Fire Operations Center said they are receiving calls from the citizens “every second” and that their hands are full with jobs from flooded basements to rising seawater.
Major problems were also recorded on Domovinskog rata Street.
Not even the Diocletian’s basement could be spared!
By 11 am, the most rain in the last 24 hours fell in Glavina Donja near Imotski, according to the Pljusak.com network of stations. Koljani recorded 120 liters, Potravlje 105, Živogošća 100, Vinalić 91, and Split (Spinut) 91 liters per square meter.
The City of Split announced this morning that due to torrential rain, all city services are on the ground.
“All services are on the ground and are helping to repair the damage caused by the enormous amount of rain in Split and the surrounding area since this morning. We ask citizens for caution and patience, especially in traffic.
Take care of yourself and others!”
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