2010 Slovenia floods

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2010 Slovenia floods
LjubljanaVic-poplavaSept2010.jpg
Flooding of the Vič District in Ljubljana
Duration 17–19 September 2010
Fatalities 3[1][2]
Damages € 15 million (initial estimate)
Areas affected
Several regions of Slovenia, smaller part of Croatia

The 2010 Slovenia floods, on the weekend of 17–19 September 2010, were caused by heavy rains in Slovenia, resulting in one of the worst floods in the country's history. Among the regions affected were the capital Ljubljana, the Zasavje region, Laško, the Slovenian Littoral and the Lower Carniola region.[3][4] Initial damage was estimated to reach €15 million.[5] Three people were killed.[1][2]

In Ljubljana, the river Gradaščica – together with the Mali graben stream – flooded several parts of the Vič District, and record water levels were reached.[6][7][8] Several transformers were shut down to prevent accidents, leaving some 3,000 people without electricity.[8]

In Zagorje ob Savi, a great part of the town was flooded by the Sava river and several landslides were reported.[8][9]

The town of Laško was flooded by the Savinja river and road connections were cut by the flood waters.[8][10]

In the Littoral region, the Rižana and Dragonja rivers flooded several roads, closing all three border crossings with Croatia in the region. Parts of Portorož Airport and the Sečovlje salt fields were flooded as well.[11] Vipava river was flooding in the northern Littoral.[8]

The Sava, Krka and Kolpa rivers flooded in the Lower Carniola. The towns of Krško, Brežice and Otočec were partially flooded.[9]

In Upper Carniola, the town of Žiri was affected by Poljanska Sora. In Železniki, a town that was most affected in the floods exactly three years before,[12] no bigger problems were reported.[13]

Some parts of Croatia along the Sava river were also flooded,[14] around 20 people were evacuated around Zagreb.[15]

By Monday, 20 September, the water levels began to decrease, although landslides in some regions remained a threat.[16] Four days after the flooding, the area of Dobrepolje municipality was still 6 meters above the usual water-level.[17]

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  1. ^ a b "Bilanca poplav: dva mrtva, eden pogrešan". Rtvslo.si. 2010-09-20. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  2. ^ a b "Našli tretjo smrtno žrtev poplav". Delo.si. 2010-09-22. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Vodna ujma ohromila dobršen del Slovenije". Delo.si. 2010-08-29. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  4. ^ Associated Press 2010-09-18 07:46 PM. "Torrential rain triggers floods in Slovenia - Taiwan News Online". Etaiwannews.com. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  5. ^ "Pahor napoveduje sanacijo, Janković pa ugotavljanje odgovornosti :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  6. ^ "Vodna ujma ohromila dobršen del Slovenije". Delo.si. 2010-08-29. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  7. ^ "Foto: Na ljubljanskem Viču meter vode, pomešane s kurilnim oljem :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. 2010-09-18. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  8. ^ a b c d e "Foto, video: Povodenj pustošila po Vipavski dolini in Dolenjski :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. 2010-03-18. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  9. ^ a b "Foto: Na delu po državi 5.000 reševalcev, kritično zlasti v Posavju :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. 2010-09-18. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  10. ^ "V Laškem za okoli 10 milijonov evrov škode". Delo.si. Archived from the original on 22 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  11. ^ "Na Obali zaprti vsi trije mejni prehodi". Delo.si. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  12. ^ "V Železnikih se kažejo posledice :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. 2010-08-24. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  13. ^ "FOTO&VIDEO: Središče Vipave pod vodo". 24ur.com. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  14. ^ 10:26. "Video: Kosor tra¾i pomoæ vojske u borbi protiv poplava - Vijesti.net". Index.hr. Archived from the original on 21 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  15. ^ "Vesti - SLO, HRV: Evakuacije zbog poplava - Internet, Radio i TV stanica; najnovije vesti iz Srbije". B92. Archived from the original on 20 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  16. ^ "Foto: Razmere se počasi umirjajo, v Posavju nekaj ljudi evakuiranih :: Prvi interaktivni multimedijski portal, MMC RTV Slovenija". Rtvslo.si. 2010-09-18. Archived from the original on 23 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-20. 
  17. ^ "Dobrepolje do 6 metrov pod vodo". zurnal24.si. 2010-09-22. Archived from the original on 25 September 2010. Retrieved 2010-09-22. 

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