Hurricane-force winds cause damages in southern Bulgaria

Power supply has been restored in the Municipality of Pomorie, as well as in Sarafovo and Meden Rudnik residential areas in Burgas, which were left without electricity after a severe storm hit the area on Saturday. A partial state of emergency was declared in the town of Pomorie. The storm swept away electric poles and injured people. More than 300 trees had fallen in the coastal city of Burgas, Mayor Dimitar Nikolov said. More than 120 cars were damaged. Many windows were broken in the storm. The calamity damaged chimneys and billboards, and flooded streets. Hurricane-force winds have also caused damages in the town of Aytos.

The municipality of Devin was hit by a ten-minute storm on Saturday evening. Some roofs were blown off during the storm, Mayor Zdravko Ivanov said. Power supply is being restored. The road to the villages of Trigrad, Gyovren and Breze is now open. The road from Bachkovo Monastery to the village of Narechen is also being cleared from fallen trees.

Torrential rains and hurricane winds flooded streets and caused material damage in Blagoevgrad district. School buildings were flooded in the Municipality of Gotse Delchev. The strong wind swept away metal roofs and dozens of trees. /BGNES