According to a report by Serbian Radio and Television on January 12th local time, the recent rainy and snowy weather has caused 10,680 households in southern Serbia to cut off electricity.
Several municipalities such as Leskovac, Dorievac and Niš have been declared a state of emergency.
In the mountainous area of Ivanica, the snow depth under the mountain is 40 cm, the snow depth at the top of the mountain is 70 cm, the snow depth in the city is 30 cm, and some areas are disconnected from electricity.
On the 12th, the Serbian Meteorological Research Institute said that the water level in Leskovac and other places may be higher than the maximum flood prevention level in the next 24 hours.
But as the rainy and snowy weather gradually ends, the water level of the river will gradually recede.
Regarding the cause of the flood, Plemić, spokesman of the Serbian Emergency Department, said that the rainfall increased sharply on January 8 and 9, with 55 litres per square meter in some areas, causing the water level of the South Morava River to rise and flood nearby villages.
In addition, the mountainous areas of southern Serbia were flooded with excessive snow, snow melting and rain flooding, and some bridges and roads were washed out.
Thirty-four local people were rescued by firefighters from the flooded places.