VIDEOS: Zagreb Battles Big Floods after Storm Rips through Croatian Capital

Daniela Rogulj

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Jura Gašparac
Jura Gašparac

Jura Gašparac

July 25, 2020 – A severe storm hit western Croatia and Zagreb last night at around 9 pm, causing big floods in the center of the capital. reports that several streets were flooded, including Ilica and Miramarska, Branimirova and Strojarska, but also Britanski trg and the Importanne Center. Numerous cars were trapped underwater or entirely submerged, basements and family houses, shops, cafes were also affected.

Firefighters and emergency services were on the scene all night. They performed more than a hundred interventions, and due to thousands of calls from citizens, all lines (193) were busy during the evening. Thousands of calls from citizens were received, hundreds of buildings were flooded.

Tram traffic was interrupted along Ilica, then from Radnicka towards Zitnjak and from Drziceva, Ulica grada Vukovara to Savska cesta.

Traffic is limited on some roads today, and the underpass in Miramarska is closed to traffic.

“Throughout the night, technical teams were engaged in draining rainwater and repairing the consequences of the thunderstorm.

All preconditions for safe traffic have been created on the public city transport network and there are no difficulties on ZET lines,” it was reported.

Warnings for dangerous weather conditions are still in force, reports DHMZ. But lower levels than yesterday. An orange meteorological alarm is in force for the Zagreb area.

It will be partly cloudy today, with rain or showers, mostly in the first part of the day. Wind mostly moderate north and northwest. The highest daily air temperature is around 25°C, reports DHMZ.

It will be partly sunny tomorrow, though fog is possible in the morning. There will be light winds. The lowest temperature will be around 16, and highest daily from 28 to 30°C.

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