Smoke from Greek forest fires reaches Athens

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been able to contact the last Dutch people in Slovenia who could not be reached after the storm in the country. Friends and family have asked for help because they could not reach these people. The acute problems faced by the Dutch in the affected area seem to have been resolved.

Most of the affected Dutch people have been taken care of in a school in the village of Rechica ob Savingi, northeast of the Slovenian capital, Ljubljana. Most of them have already returned home. As previously announced, more than ninety Dutch people in the area will be evacuated by bus on Sunday.

ACSI Camping Trips has about two hundred guests camping in the area. The organization confirmed again on Sunday that they were all fine. The same goes for the 17 guests TUI Holland hosts there.

Embassy staff in the area assessed the severe damage caused by the heavy rains and floods. In the camps they saw upside down caravans. Slovenia is a popular holiday destination for the Dutch.

Reuters – A house collapsed due to floods caused by heavy rains in the Slovenian town of Prevale.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs does not have an exact picture of the number of Dutch people in Slovenia. It is a member state of the European Union and Dutch citizens can travel there without border controls. Not everyone follows the advice to inform the embassy via the app that they are in the country.

Four people died in the storm in Slovenia, including two Dutchmen from Gouda. A dam collapsed in the east of the country on Saturday night, prompting the evacuation of residents.

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Slovenia’s emergency services will also be busy on Sunday with the aftermath of the storm. Rescuers had to be out from Saturday night into Sunday pumping water, evacuating people, removing fallen trees and delivering emergency supplies.

According to Slovenian media, there are also warnings about possible landslides. Because of this danger, at least 110 people had to be moved to a safe place near Korochka Bella and other places in the border area with Austria. In the town of Dolnja Bystrica, about 500 residents were evacuated on Saturday night after a dam collapsed. (AP)

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