Croatian town Zadar floods after getting 28cm of rain in 24 hrs


Torrential rainfall of almost 280 mm in 24 hours fell in Zadar, Croatia, causing damaging floods in the city.

Many roads schools and hospitals in Zadar were closed as a result. Local media report that a bridge was completely destroyed by raging flood water.

Local emergency services received over 1,000 calls for assistance. Since yesterday authorities and emergency services have helped drain 127 flooded buildings.

Local media say that 242 mm fell in just 4 hours. According to Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service (Dr┼żavni hidrometeorolo┼íki zavod – DHMZ), 279.6 mm fell in 24 hours to 12 September. DHMZ says the average rainfall for the month of September in Zadar is 105 mm.