Extreme Cold in South America and an Update on the Flood Situation in the Balkan Peninsula
Extreme Cold in Bolivia
A cold wave over the last few days has affected parts of Bolivia, the departments of Cochabamba and Potosi were impacted the most. Over 1,000 families have had their homes damaged by high winds and seven people have died due to hypothermia. Some temporary shelters have been opened by local authorities in La Paz, El Alto, and Santa Cruz to provide protection from the extreme temperatures. (REDHUM, PAHO)
The latest forecast for Potosi, Bolivia, shows little temperature fluctuation over the next week (WU).
Balkan Peninsula Flood Update
Although water levels have been steadily receding over the past few days in Bosnia and Herzegovina, many cities along the Sava River remain underwater. Some public services have been reestablished, although potable water is still hard to come by. As of 27 May, 25 people were reported dead, 40,000 displaced, and 1.5 million (39% of the population) was affected by floods. Additionally, over 2,500 landslides were reported in the area. Serbia is also severely impacted, with 27 reported dead, 32,000 displaced, and 1.6 million (22% of the population) affected. (ECDM)
The latest weather forecast for Samac, Bosnia and Herzegovina, shows a low to medium chance of precipitation over the next week. (WU)
Current Hazard Warnings
Drought: Africa (Eastern), United States (Southwest/Pacific)
Extreme Temperature: Bolivia (Central)
Fire: United States (Alaska, Arizona, California)
Flood: Brazil (Amazonas), England (Anglian), Guatemala (Central/Western), Paraguay (Asuncion), United States (Northwest/Pacific, Wyoming),
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