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Flash floods kill 4 in Macedonia, mud slides cut off villages, power outages reported

  • Children look at a destroyed car in a pile of mud, stones and debris after a flood in the village of Golema Recica, just near the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday.(AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)

    Children look at a destroyed car in a pile of mud, stones and debris after a flood in the village of Golema Recica, just near the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday.(AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)  (The Associated Press)

  • A boy looks as a bulldozer as it clears a huge pile of mud and stones a day after a flood in the mountain village of Sipkovica, just above the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday. (AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)

    A boy looks as a bulldozer as it clears a huge pile of mud and stones a day after a flood in the mountain village of Sipkovica, just above the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday. (AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)  (The Associated Press)

  • People clean debris and mud piled after a flood in the village of Golema Recica, just near the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday. (AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)

    People clean debris and mud piled after a flood in the village of Golema Recica, just near the town of Tetovo, in northwestern Macedonia, on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015.A small number of people including children have died in floods that erupted after an hour of heavy torrential rains and strong winds that hit Tetovo and northwestern region of Macedonia late on Monday. (AP Photo/Zoran Andonov)  (The Associated Press)

Authorities say at least four people, including three children, have died and a dozen have been injured in flash flooding in northwestern Macedonia that caused landslides, power outages and road damage.

Marjan Josifovski, police spokesman in the northern city of Tetovo, told the AP Tuesday that scores of homes had been damaged by the high winds and torrential rain, describing the storm as the worst to hit the region in more than a decade.

Regional officials said that a least seven villages in the region had lost road access because of mudslides, while the storm had also cause a bridge collapse and the overnight closure of the road to neighboring Kosovo.

Several homes in the city of Tetovo were also evacuated, authorities said.