Monday, 5 November 2012

Flood in Tolmin, NW Slovenia – 5 Nov 2012

We spent the night in the town centre of Tolmin. It rained overnight and lucky for us we were on higher ground. We were not aware of the severe flood warning issued by the National Environment Agency but we did notice that the river level was high when approaching Tomlin the evening before. 

We were not aware of the severity of the flooding until we made our way out of Tomlin.
Our first attempt to get onto route 102 toward the border with Italy was not very successful. Here’s a photo of the flood level at 9.10 am just near the junction to Pokopalisce.

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We were back at the same place an hour later only to find that the water has risen further. Note the partially submerged road signages in the photos below taken at 10.50am.
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Seeing that we could not go towards the border, we decided to back track to Most Na Soci. Unfortunately, that road is also badly flooded. We managed to see how severe the flood is this time around. See the photo below taken at 11.00am.
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Another view of the swollen river:
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We returned to Tomlin town and asked the locals for directions towards the border. We were told of a village road with a bridge that connected back to route 102 that we could take.

Photos of the flood along the road towards Dolje village:
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Is that the bridge that we have to cross??
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Single lane bridge just wide enough.
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Driving on route 102 towards Italy

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More flooded areas en route.
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