Freak Weather Conditions Wreak Havoc in Slovenia

Cerkno, 18 September - Heavy rains have hit Slovenia on Tuesday causing flash flooding and setting off mudslides. Northwestern Slovenia looks to be hardest hit, with reports coming in of multiple floods and landslides, including one that is said to have badly damaged the world-famous Franja WWII hospital.

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Many cars were damaged after being carried away by torrential waters.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STAA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Zelezniki
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Road between Skofja Loka and Zelezniki.
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia. Skofja Loka and Zelezniki have been hardest hit.
Photo: Tinkara Zupan/STA

Loka pri Mengšu
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Loka pri Mengšu
Heavy rain has caused severe flooding in parts of NW Slovenia.
Photo: Daniel Novakovic/STA

Kanalski Vrh
Heavy rain has forced the closure of many roads in NW Slovenia.
Photo: Marko Cencic/STA

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