2015 summer weather season

Power cut and flooded streets in Batumi

By | August 26th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Heavy rain battered the Black Sea port of Batumi on Tuesday, causing flooding. Several streets including the entrance to the city were blocked by the flood, while rescue workers tried to help with the first floors of buildings that were full of water. […]

Tourists evacuated by helicopter from Tusheti

By | August 24th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Many tourists were airlifted by helicopter on Sunday after being stuck in Tusheti in the northeast of Georgia due to bad weather. Emergency crews evacuated more than 350 people by helicopter from the disaster zone, and brought […]

Storm toppled trees in several villages in southern Georgia

By | June 22nd, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

(Photo by Marneuli municipality.) TBILISI, DFWatch–High winds toppled trees which crashed into several houses in Marneuli in southern Georgia on Saturday. According to the head of Marneuli municipality, the fallen trees also blocked several of the roads in the surrounding villages. Heavy rainfall and hail also […]

Almost no predators left in Tbilisi Zoo

By | June 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

A hippo that wandered around Heroes’ Square was finally led back to its cage. (Facebook.) TBILISI, DFWatch–There are virtually no predators left in Tbilisi Zoo, a spokesperson for the zoo told DFWatch. A large part of the animals were unable to escape their cages. Some of the animals that escaped have now been put down, particularly the larger predators, […]

Six people injured as most parts of Tbilisi are hit by heavy rain

By | June 14th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , |

Tbilisi zoo was flooded Saturday night. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–At least six people were injured as heavy rain hit the Georgian capital Saturday night at 10pm, Interpressnews reported. The city’s zoo was also hit by flood, and animals have escaped, the news agency reported. The exact extent […]

Hard rain destroys vineyards in Georgia

By | June 8th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

(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 […]

Storm continues to cause damage in Georgia

By | June 6th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

The Gaprinashvili family’s house in Tbilisi was completely destroyed by flood water. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Hailstorm and rain continues to destroy crops, kill poultry and livestock and flood houses in several parts of Georgia. Last evening, a hailstorm hit the Dusheti region and the flooded river carried away poultry and livestock. “It was raining with hail for […]

Anti-hail rockets deployed to save crops in Georgia

By | May 29th, 2015|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

(Delta.) TBILISI, DFWatch–An anti-hail system was activated yesterday and for the first time helped partly prevent a hailstorm from destroying harvest in Kakheti. But part of the harvest was destroyed because the system started functioning 20 minutes late. The State Security […]

Heavy rain cuts electricity for 6,000 in eastern Georgia

By | May 15th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Heavy rain caused problems for villagers and farmers in eastern Georgia, destroying their harvest and killing livestock. More than 6,000 people are without electricity. Among the affected areas are Pankisi, Akhmeta and Lagodekhi. The river Alazani […]

High winds caused power cut in Batumi

By | April 8th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–High winds injured two people in Batumi and left 4,000 households in the Adjara region without power on Tuesday. In Batumi, strong wind blew down a tree which fell onto a nearby building with three people inside, two of whom were slightly injured. […]

High winds tore off roofs in northwestern Georgia

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) 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 […]