Warning issued over Evros River overflow

Regional authorities in Evros on Greece’s northern border have issued a warning to residents and farmers in the area over fears that Evros River may break its banks after a dam overflowed in neighboring Bulgaria, the state-run Athens-Macedonia News Agency reported on Tuesday.

Farmers are being urged to evacuate livestock and machinery from the banks of the 480-kilometer Evros River, which has swelled significantly over the past few days after a dam at Ivaylovgrad in southeast Bulgaria overflowed due to a surge of water from melting snow and rain.

Efforts are underway to strengthen the river’s banks and deal with any flooding.