May 18 - Rescue workers offer assistance to those trapped for days as Serbia's Prime Minister has high praise for how the country is coping with a deluge not seen in centuries. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
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Rescue workers offer assistance to those trapped for days as Serbia's Prime Minister has high praise for how the country is coping with a deluge not seen in centuries. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
Emergency workers head into a nearly submerged Serbian town.
Rescue efforts have been underway for three days as the region copes with the worst flooding in its history.
With dozens dead in the region, saving people is the priority.
Waterlogged cars on the streets are going nowhere. Residents make their way through town any way they can.
Many people have been stuck at home for days. Some don't want to leave. This woman says there are two people in her home. They have been without food and power.
(SOUNDBITE) (SERBIAN) WOMAN IN WINDOW PULLING UP BUCKET CONTAINING BREAD, SAYING:
"Thank you, please come back again and also let us know what the time is, I have a clock but don't have any batteries."
One rescue workers literally carries an older woman to safety. Another follows with her belongings. She saves what is most precious to her.
Serbia's Prime Minister Aleksander Vucic offers praise.
(SOUNDBITE) (Serbian) PRIME MINISTER OF SERBIA, ALEKSANDAR VUCIC, SAYING:
"Above all, I would like to thank the citizens of Serbia, and to say that this is far from over. But today we are more hopeful and things look better than they did yesterday."
He also thanks Russia for providing aid in a region in need of help of the most basic necessities.