Car smashed by fallen debris


TBILISI, DFWatch–High winds damaged several villages in the northwestern part of Georgia on Monday.

A reporter for Interpressnews said there are houses without roof in six villages Kveda Chkhorotsku, Lesichine, Akhuti, Nakiani, Kirtskhi and Zumi; totalling about 40 private houses in all.

According to local authorities in Zugdidi, the wind tore off the roofs of seven residential houses and several other buildings in Odishi, Oktomberi and Rukhi, a place where refugees are living.

The high winds also damaged the roofs of several kindergartens and the roof of the village administration in Ckhoria.

Trees and electricity transmission poles fell down, cutting off electricity supply to several nearby villages.

The wind caused so much damage that classes were suspended at three schools in Zugdidi.

As is usual after natural disaster, there have been established commissions to calculate the losses in affected regions. The purpose is to pay compensation to victims.