Emergency services helped a middle-aged woman to safety after home in Cento was flooded. Members of the woman’s family said that she had jumped from her balcony to escape the flooding of her home after last night’s storm.
Neighbours say the situation on Alija Avdovic Street was the worst. All houses, gardens, basements and the street have been severely flooded. In nearly every building in the neighbourhood, citizens can be seen pumping flood water from their homes and trying to help with the damage.
Residents can barely pass through the main street. Mud, broken cement and concrete are on both sides of the street. Vehicles yesterday in the wake of the storm who were parked on the streets ended up on one another, and at the end of one of the side streets.
Vehicles yesterday in the wake of the storm who were parked on the streets ended up on one another, and at the end of one of the side streets.
Citizens whose houses were damaged and flooded say that so far no-one from the state and local authorities have visited them nor offered any help in cleaning up the streets.
In several places in the neighborhood, there are tanks of waste disposal trucks where citizens can fill clean water and wash. At the beginning of the neighbourhood, the school “25 May” has been turned into post for citizens to collect bottled water for drinking.
On e every street in Cento police vehciles can been seen as well as army vehicles, ambulances, and tractors to help clear up the damage.
In the freak storm which hit Skopje and the surrounding arears, 20 poeple have lost their lives, and dozens are being treated in hospitals across the capitals clinics.
The most affected residents are of Stajkovci, Cento, Smilkovci and Arachinovo, where bodies were found and serious damage has been reported.