Floods submerge parts of Balkans, 2 have died

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A dog covered in mud following the recent flash floods, sits on its owners porch, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
A man uses a chainsaw to cut tree stumps to free a washed up car carried downstream by the recent flash flood, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
A man uses a snow shovel to remove flood water from his home following the recent flash flood, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
Wheelbarrows filled with mud brought in by the recent flood wait to be dumped in the nearby river, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
Preda Dumitra takes a break from cleaning the dried up mud that was covering her late husband's grave, after the recent flash flood, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
Railroad tracks are suspended above the ground after floods carried away the embankment, near Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
A woman looks out of the window while cleaning up the mud brought in by the flash flood, in Bascov city, Arges, Romania, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. Over a thousand people were evacuated and 99 homes were destroyed as floods raged in the south eastern part of Romania. (AP Photo/Octav Ganea, Mediafax) ROMANIA OUT
A woman stands next to flood debris in Vaideeni village, Romania, on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. A 72 year old man from Arges county, one of the hardest hit, was swept away by the flood, which exceeded two meters high, according to local authorities. More than 400 people, some of whom had taken refuge on the roofs of their houses, were rescued. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
Men inspect a flooded area in Novaci village, Romania, on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. A 72 year old man from Arges county, one of the hardest hit, was swept away by the flood, which exceeded two meters high, according to local authorities. More than 400 people, some of whom had taken refuge on the roofs of their houses, were rescued. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
Men inspect a flooded courtyard in Novaci village, Romania, on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. A 72 year old man from Arges county, one of the hardest hit, was swept away by the flood, which exceeded two meters high, according to local authorities. More than 400 people, some of whom had taken refuge on the roofs of their houses, were rescued. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
A colapsed house in Vaideeni village is seen on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
People carry their belongings from damaged houses in Vaideeni village on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
People walks among flood debris in Vaideeni village, Romania, on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. A 72 year old man from Arges county, one of the hardest hit, was swept away by the flood, which exceeded two meters high, according to local authorities. More than 400 people, some of whom had taken refuge on the roofs of their houses, were rescued. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
A flooded house in Novaci village is seen on July 30, 2014. One person died and four others are missing after floods hit a dozen departments especially in the south of Romania, announced Interior Minister Gabriel Oprea. AFP PHOTO DANIEL MIHAILESCU (Photo credit should read DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images)
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) - A second person has drowned after rivers burst their banks in Romania, authorities said Thursday, and the flooding also caused damage across the Balkans, inundating a power plant in Serbia and causing landslides in Montenegro.

Forecasters issued a severe weather warning for parts of southern Romania, which has been worst hit by the floods this week.

About 300 people were stranded by floods in a village near the Gilrot River, which burst its banks. Authorities said a man was found dead several kilometers from his home, the second person to drown in Romania from the flooding. Around 1,200 people have been evacuated, and some 2,200 homes were damaged by floods with 99 of them completely destroyed.

Central Serbia was hit by floods. A coal mine pit that feeds one of the country's two main power plants was partly flooded and the Kostolac power plant said rushing waters blocked roads leading through the pit and flooded the machinery, but there were no major problems with electricity supplies. Streets and houses in the nearby towns of Kostolac and Pozarevac were also flooded.

Elsewhere in Serbia, storms and torrential rain flooded streets and dozens of houses and tore down trees and power cables, leaving residents in towns and villages without electricity.

Streets were flooded in most towns along the Adriatic coast in Croatia and there were landslides in the hilly parts of Montenegro.

Romanian Environment and Climate Change Minister Attila Korodi said he would investigate whether excessive cutting of forests had caused the flooding in southern Romania.

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