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Bosnian flooding hits home for local resident

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Bosnia has been dealing with devasting floods -- and one local Bosnian businessman is doing his part to help with the aftermath.

The United States has sent 25 tons of humanitarian aid to the area to help with relief efforts. Water purification units, generators, shovels and wet weather gear are some of the items that have been sent. The damage is estimated at more than $1 billion. Three months of rainfall fell in three days.

Mirsen Durmisevac, the owner of the Secret Garden, in Utica has family and friends who were force to evacuate and has started a collection for the cause.

"It hasn't stopped yet," Durmisevac said. "It's still happening. Mudslides happening. They expect more mudslides to happen with the flood receeds.

"A lot of these things remind us of the recent war that we had. It has a simliar feel to it -- similiar devastation. People are going to lose what they built."

Some 35,000 people have been evacuated and as many as 500,000 have left their homes on their own accord.

 

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