Event Report

Event Description

Extreme Weather in Georgia on Sunday, 01 September, 2013 at 13:20 (01:20 PM) UTC.

Western Georgia has once again become a victim of the natural disaster on Sunday night.Torrential rain and gale-force winds caused damage to the resort towns and villages - Batumi , Kobuleti, Shekvetili , Senaki. As a result of the wind in Batumi, the electricity supply was stopped, trees were brought down and damaged nine cars. Advisor of the Minister of Corrections and Legal Assistance Lali Moroshkina had to stay in Shekvetili because of the strong winds. She was going to Kobuleti, but the roads were washed out, and the car was damaged. River Paz in Senaki, rose as a result of heavy rain and flooded more than 30 homes. Domestic animals died. Local residents state that, a barrier should be constructed along the river.The old fence was damaged about six weeks ago in the flood. The residents demand a timely restoration of the fence. The central government has transferred funds and will finish the design works in coming days, and begin rebuilding barriers, the local authorities said. It should be noted that western Georgia has been frequently affected by natural disasters in the last month.

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