Torrential rains cause floods in parts of Montenegro

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PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Torrential rains have cause floods and landslides in parts of Montenegro, blocking roads and cutting off dozens of homes.

Emergency teams said Wednesday they have responded to dozens of calls from people seeking help with flooded homes and stranded vehicles.

Authorities say traffic has been suspended on some of the roads linking the capital Podgorica with the northern part of the country.

They say roads and bridges have been blocked by overflowing rivers or mud from landslides. Dozens of homes in villages around the central town of Niksic have been cut off by surging waters.

Heavy rainfall has also hit the coastal region by the Adriatic Sea, flooding streets and houses in the southern town of Herceg Novi that's unused to so much rain at once.

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