Skip to comments.Serbia says 11,000 people trapped in remote villages by snow; Europe’s death toll rises to 123
Posted on 02/02/2012 7:23:14 PM PST by Ravnagora
BELGRADE, Serbia At least 11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbias mountains, authorities said Thursday, as the death toll from Eastern Europes weeklong deep freeze rose to 123, many of them homeless people.
The harshest winter in decades has seen temperatures in some regions dropping to minus 30 C (minus 22 F) and below, and has caused power outages, traffic chaos and the widespread closure of schools, nurseries and airports.
The stranded in Serbia are stuck in some 6,500 homes in remote areas that cannot be reached due to icy, snow-clogged roads with banks reaching up to 5 meters (16 feet). Emergency crews were pressing hard to try to clear the snow to deliver badly needed supplies, and helicopters were dispatched to some particularly remote areas in Serbia and neighboring Bosnia.
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“11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbias mountains,”
Will all 11,000 of them be leaving when the snow subsides?
And winter is just starting.
And winter is just starting.
And the government doesn't get to tax anything in the duration. ;)
There’s at least 100,000 Canadians in similar circumstances from the mountains of B.C. to the tundra of the NWT.
Situation normal for February.
I was just reminded of this. Any word from A. Gore?
Looked at the forecast for Munich on Saturday and the low is supposed to be -20F. Yikes!!
>> Global warming!!
Not enough of it obviously. And YOU are not doing your part! Burn more diesel, dammit! :-)
Cripes! it was 73 in Tx today.
I still have the windows open even now.
I wish we had some winter here.
I am afraid summer will be brutal.
>> I am afraid summer will be brutal.
At least we’re getting rain.
They officially said the drought is over here today, and its supposed to rain tomorrow, but I have serious trepidation.
Ranchers are losing their asses.
It’s going to hit 72 F on Super Bowl Sunday here on the San Fran Peninsula. We’re not complaining at all, mind you. Especially compared to the poor folks in Serbia and Alaska.
>> Ranchers are losing their asses.
Around here, they’re giving away their asses (donkeys) because they aren’t good for anything but eating.
But quite a few of the (small) ranchers around here have sold off — some of ‘em at a good price.
We’ve gotten many inches of rain since October. Had the pond cleaned out and it’s nearly full now.
Where are you? I’m midway between San Antonio and Houston.
Same here. You can pick up the company paper anytime and see an ad for FREE Donkeys
I’m 50 mi NE of DFW
This cannot be. Yesterday I watched the National Barack Channel and they had an entire segment detailing all the record high temperatures in the USA this winter which might be true but not a single word about Europe. Guess it does not fit into their agenda.
I also got a chuckle when they tried to link it to climate change when the same liars last year rebuked any link to climate change when we were experiencing record cold. I guess long term climate change is only linked to short term daily temperatures when they coincide with the narrative the communists in Washington and the media are trying to foist on us.
What, they don’t have helicopters to take food and fuel in to trapped villagers? I mean, in our mountain West we use helicopters to bring food and hay in to the herds in remote areas; why don’t the Serbs do that for their people? Common sense, people. Don’t tell me you don’t have a few helicopters.
I “got people” up that way. (Greenville area.)
Pretty country. Harder in the winter though.
>> National Barack Channel
heh heh... I’ll have to remember that one.
I thought they were accustomed to arid conditions...
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I have never been to the Baltics.
The place looks brilliant geographically but also looks pretty severe.
Its literally a crossroads kind of a place.
An other glorious year takes off.
All the “global warming” (i.e., WORLD GOVERNMENT) advocates around here are pointing to the (so-far) mild winter as evidence for their cause. But they ignore the severe winter weather in other parts of the world.
They also forget about the harsh, super-snowy winter we had last year, or they even blame BOTH the harsh 2010/2011 and the (so-far) mild 2011/2012 winters on global warming.
You can’t have it both ways!!
May God defend the brave Orthodox nation of Holy Serbia!!!!
It's supposed to hit close to 80 in Austin today.
Crazy aint it?