Officials in Skopje say that the country is not endangered by floods

Officials in Skopje say that the country is not endangered by floods

Skopje, May 17, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency

By Naser Pajaziti

Minister of Transport and Communications in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Mile Janakievski, rejected all warnings that have been released by saying that the country is not endangered by floods.

Janakievski said that the level of all rivers and lakes is normal except Pcinja river, but floods are not expected by this river either.

In the days to come, waters coming from Serbia are expected to increase the level of Pcinja river even more. For this reason, the department for Protection and Safety in cooperation with the communes, as of Saturday is taking preventive measures to follow the situation.

“It has been decided not to release extra waters in the two coming days from the waters accumulated in the lakes, because according to the Weather Authority, there will be rains during the weekend, especially in the north western part of the country”, said minister Janakievski.

He said that as of Sunday until the end of the month, there will be sunny weather with some local showers. The government decided to send a rescuing team in Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, which saw massive floods in the recent days. /ibna/