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Serbia says 11,000 people trapped in remote villages by snow; Europe’s death toll rises to 123
Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2012 | AP

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 Serbia’s mountains, authorities said Thursday, as the death toll from Eastern Europe’s 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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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: balkans; serbia; snow; winter; yugoslavia

1 posted on 02/02/2012 7:23:23 PM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Ravnagora
Global warming!!
2 posted on 02/02/2012 7:25:26 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Ravnagora

“11,000 villagers have been trapped by heavy snow and blizzards in Serbia’s mountains,”

Will all 11,000 of them be leaving when the snow subsides?


3 posted on 02/02/2012 7:28:45 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Ravnagora

HOT NEWS!


4 posted on 02/02/2012 7:31:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: joan; Smartass; zagor-te-nej; Lion in Winter; Honorary Serb; jb6; Incorrigible; DTA; vooch; ...

5 posted on 02/02/2012 7:32:18 PM PST by Ravnagora
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To: Rebelbase

And winter is just starting.


6 posted on 02/02/2012 7:33:27 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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To: Rebelbase

And winter is just starting.


7 posted on 02/02/2012 7:33:38 PM PST by BooBoo1000 (Success is not caused by Spontaneous Combustion", You have to set yourself on fire,)
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To: Rebelbase
Having met some of those folks, I would imagine that they are busy making off-the-books vodka while the authorities can't get to them. Some will die. The strong will live.

And the government doesn't get to tax anything in the duration. ;)

/johnny

8 posted on 02/02/2012 7:39:07 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Rebelbase

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.


9 posted on 02/02/2012 7:39:40 PM PST by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: coloradan

I was just reminded of this. Any word from A. Gore?


10 posted on 02/02/2012 7:43:15 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: Ravnagora

Looked at the forecast for Munich on Saturday and the low is supposed to be -20F. Yikes!!


11 posted on 02/02/2012 7:44:10 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's War on Prosperity is killing me)
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To: steelyourfaith

Ping


12 posted on 02/02/2012 7:44:23 PM PST by Fractal Trader
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To: coloradan

>> Global warming!!

Not enough of it obviously. And YOU are not doing your part! Burn more diesel, dammit! :-)


13 posted on 02/02/2012 8:03:09 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Fractal Trader; TenthAmendmentChampion; SolitaryMan; Dr. Bogus Pachysandra; grey_whiskers; ...
Thanx for the ping Fractal Trader !

 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

14 posted on 02/02/2012 8:06:34 PM PST by steelyourfaith (Expel the Occupy White House squatters !!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici

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.


15 posted on 02/02/2012 8:06:51 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

>> I am afraid summer will be brutal.

Wuss. :-)

At least we’re getting rain.


16 posted on 02/02/2012 8:16:20 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Nervous Tick

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.


17 posted on 02/02/2012 8:27:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ravnagora

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.


18 posted on 02/02/2012 8:34:30 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: mylife

>> 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.


19 posted on 02/02/2012 8:38:44 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: coloradan

20 posted on 02/02/2012 8:41:33 PM PST by Bratch
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To: Nervous Tick
Around here, they’re giving away their asses (donkeys) because they aren’t good for anything but eating.

Same here. You can pick up the company paper anytime and see an ad for FREE Donkeys

21 posted on 02/02/2012 8:48:07 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Nervous Tick

I’m 50 mi NE of DFW


22 posted on 02/02/2012 8:49:01 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Ravnagora

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.


23 posted on 02/02/2012 8:50:30 PM PST by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: Ravnagora

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.


24 posted on 02/02/2012 8:53:00 PM PST by ottbmare (off-the-track Thoroughbred mare)
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To: mylife

I “got people” up that way. (Greenville area.)

Pretty country. Harder in the winter though.


25 posted on 02/02/2012 9:03:30 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: Wurlitzer

>> National Barack Channel

heh heh... I’ll have to remember that one.


26 posted on 02/02/2012 9:05:55 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: mylife

I thought they were accustomed to arid conditions...


27 posted on 02/02/2012 9:12:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: ottbmare
Common sense, people. Don’t tell me you don’t have a few helicopters.

- snip - ...Emergency crews were pressing hard to try to clear the snow to deliver badly needed supplies, and helicopters were dispatched ...

28 posted on 02/02/2012 9:17:21 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: piasa

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.


29 posted on 02/02/2012 9:19:42 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Wurlitzer
In addition to Europe and Alaska, East Asia is also getting hammered with heavy snows. They even had to suspend service on the bullet train from Hamamatsu to Kyoto because of snow, which almost never happens there along the east coast. There were reports of places already having gotten 4 meters of snow, and regular deliveries of food to more rural areas have been interrupted.
30 posted on 02/02/2012 10:42:04 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Ravnagora

An other glorious year takes off.


31 posted on 02/03/2012 12:27:17 AM PST by Del Rapier
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To: Ravnagora

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!!!!


32 posted on 02/03/2012 6:32:56 AM PST by Honorary Serb (Kosovo is Serbia! Free Srpska! Abolish ICTY!)
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To: mylife
Cripes! it was 73 in Tx today.

It's supposed to hit close to 80 in Austin today.

33 posted on 02/03/2012 8:18:02 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Crazy aint it?


34 posted on 02/03/2012 11:06:37 AM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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