Indira and Nijaz Hodzic story
Nijaz Hodžić and his wife Indira from Janja, near Bijeljina, just managed to renovate the inside of their house few months ago, investing also in the new furniture; now the floor and the furniture are completely destroyed, and they are forced to live in the loft until the house dries. Nijaz says that the flooding came during the night and it was scary. He woke up during the night, and, to his horror, stepped in the water, which was rising constantly. They had no time to save anything, but their lives.
The two of them spent the rest of the night up in the loft, in complete darkness, since there was no electricity. Nijaz said it was horrifying to sit in the loft, complete darkness around them, not knowing how high the water will rise and will they have to evacuate to the top of the roof. The only sound they could hear is kind of roaring one, of water constantly rising.
At the dawn, they looked down through the entrance to the loft, only to realise the water has filled their home completely. They immediately realised it is all gone, all of their possessions, but were happy they are alive.
They both started working as soon as it was possible, cleaning up and taking the flooring out. The water was still surrounding the house, they said, but they want to go back to normal as soon as possible.