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Hard rain destroys vineyards in Georgia

by | Jun 8, 2015
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(Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–Hard rain continues to batter Georgia and over the weekend partly destroyed vineyards in villages Argokhi, Maghraani and Babaneuri in Akhmeta region, eastern Georgia.

Hail stones also damaged the roofs of several houses in the villages Zemo Alvani and Argokhi, Kakheti.

More than ten villages were affected nearby Gori, in the Shida Kartli region. Agricultural lands were flooded, while gravel blocked the roads leading to smaller villages.

The vicinity of Shavshvebi was also flooded, where there are several refugee camps for people who fled from South Ossetia.

Water broke a pipeline carrying drinking water in the village Skra, leaving locals without water.

Government committees are now assessing the damage in affected villages. Local governments promise to reimburse the losses suffered due to the storm.

Meanwhile, a number of districts in Tbilisi are left without running water. Georgian Water and Power, the company which supplies the capital, said in a statement Sunday that flood water from the river Aragvi is causing problems at the company’s main buildings, which is why normal supply of water was interrupted and several districts were left with no water for the whole day.



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