Information about the flash floods in Macedonia
In the late afternoon hours on 06.08.2016 heavy rainfall caused serious flash floods of populated communities and agricultural land in and around Skopje and Tetovo. The flooding unfortunately resulted with 22 casualties and 4 missing persons, and over 60 injured persons as well as large material damage. The institutions in the country and the Red Cross immediately responded to assist the population.
In the course of the night Macedonian Red Cross teams provided emergency assistance and support and helped in the evacuation of the citizens that was done by the emergency response forces of the police and the army. The operation took place in several communities in the municipality of Gazi Baba, Skopje and villages around the city of Tetovo. The Red Cross distributed humanitarian assistance comprised of blankets, mattresses, drinking water for 1.000 people. Majority of the evacuated persons are sheltered in collective centres and families.
After the initial assessment that was done in the morning on 07.08.2016 the Red Cross provided additional assistance from the Macedonian Red Cross reserves, comprised of potable water (35 tones), food, hygiene material, mattresses, blankets and clothes for additional 1.000 persons.
Total of 40 Macedonian Red Cross volunteers and staff divided in 4 teams provided first aid support and distributed assistance to the affected population.
Today Macedonian Red Cross launched appeal for raising material support to the affected population, such as: canned meat, baby food, diapers, potable water and disinfectants. Citizens are invited to donate the assistance in the Macedonian Red Cross warehouse in Momin Potok, Skopje. Interested individuals and companies are also invited to donate money on the solidarity account of Macedonian Red Cross which will be also used for procurement of material assistance for the affected population. People can also donate (1,5 euros per call) by calling the Red Cross telephone numbers +389 75/70/77 143 400
Bank details for donations:
NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION: MACEDONIAN RED CROSS
BANK NAME: KOMERCIJALNA BANKA AD SKOPJE
BANK ADDRESS: UL. ORCE NIKOLOV NO.3, 1000 SKOPJE, MACEDONIA
BANK ACCOUNT: 300000000000133 25730522-11
SWIFT CODE: KOBSMK2X
IBAN CODE: MK07300701000001228