Josip Broz Tito’s Birthplace Flooded

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Floods hit Kumrovec overnight.

The storm which hit Krapina-Zagorje County, especially its western part and the area around Kumrovec, late on Saturday night brought such heavy rain that in just ten minutes almost all the objects within the Ethno Museum Old Village were flooded, including the house in which former Yugoslav President Josip Broz Tito was born, reports Jutarnji List on June 26, 2016.

According to the commander of the Volunteer Firefighting Society Kumrovec Mario Lončar, there is about 40 centimetres of water currently in the Tito’s birthplace. He said that other parts of the Ethno Museum Old Village were equally hit by the flooding. The removal of water and restoration efforts lasted all night and are still in progress.

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In addition to facilities of the Ethno Museum, Lončar said that about 30 other buildings and facilities throughout Kumrovec were also flooded, including a shopping centre in the town centre. Such heavy rain, which included hail as well, was unprecedented for the region, said Lončar. He estimated that it would take several days for the damage to be completely repaired.

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In addition to the flooding, two small fires were reported due to lightning in a residential building in Kumrovec. According to information from the Emergency Services Centre, many problems were reported in other parts of Krapina-Zagorje County as well. Water is currently being pumped from family homes in Zagorska Sela and Desinić. In Jertovec, a tree fell on a road and caused traffic problems.

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