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Storm causes landslides and power cuts in western Georgia

by | Sep 22, 2014
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(Interpressnews.)

TBILISI, DFWatch–A storm Sunday night left about 7,000 households without electricity in Batumi, a city on the Black Sea coast.

According to local media, a further 1,800 families are without electricity in Khelvachauri municipality.

There has been heavy rain in Batumi for the last two days. The first floors of houses were flooded and part of the population in Batumi and Khelvachauri have no running water.

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Fire fighters are now helping people get the water out of their basements. It stopped raining in the morning when the cleanup work started.

Some of the families didn’t manage to save their home appliances and it got damaged.

The emergency service in the Adjara region wrote in a statement that the storm caused damage in Batumi, Kobuleti and Khelvachauri, while in the mountainous parts of Adjara the situation is stable.

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Houses were flooded in the Chaobi, Bono-Gorodoki, Aghmashenebeli and Makhinjauri settlements in Batumi, as well as in the main streets.

According to the statement, there were landslides several places. One person was caught under a landslide on Mtisdziri Street, but was rescued without serious injuries. There was also a landslide in the village Khala near Kobuleti, which damaged one of the walls of a private house. There were also landslides in Khelvachauri. A bridge was damaged in Chaisubani.

The Adjara government has set up a crisis headquarter which monitors the cleanup work after the storm and is assessing the damage.



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