2016 summer weather season

Strong rain and flooding in Batumi

By | September 17th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

(Batumelebi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian Black Sea coast was hit by strong rain on Friday, flooding the streets and inundating ground floors and basements in Batumi, a city of 150,000 people. Emergency workers were still pumping out the flood water from houses […]

Storm blew roofs off houses in a dozen villages in Georgia

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(ICK.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Strong wind blew the roof off buildings in a dozen villages in the east of Georgia on Wednesday, Information Center of Kakheti (ICK) reported. The wind lifted the roof off houses in about ten villages  in villages in Lagodekhi municipality, in the Kakheti region, […]

Borjomi park partly destroyed by flooding after strong rainfall

By | August 5th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A historical park in the southern Georgian resort town Borjomi was partly destroyed by flooding Thursday evening. Strong rain flooded houses and streets and trees more than a hundred years old were torn down. Infrastructure was damaged. […]

Two drown in western Georgia as rain continues ‘almost non-stop’

By | July 8th, 2016|Categories: Environment|Tags: |

(Batumelebi.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A 17-year-old boy has drowned in the river Abashistskali in Martvili, western Georgia. The boy’s body was pulled out of the river Friday morning. Elguja Jamrishvili, head of the Underwater Federation of Georgia, who was searching […]

Two flights diverted from Tbilisi airport as city braces for more extreme weather

By | July 2nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A thunderstorm led to two planes being diverted from Tbilisi airport on Friday. One year ago, extreme flooding caused massive damage. DFWatch spoke to one of the passengers of a flight that should have landed in Tbilisi but was diverted […]

Eight flights postponed at Tbilisi airport due to strong wind

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: |

(Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Eight flights were postponed yesterday at Tbilisi airport due to strong wind. All the affected flights were by Turkish Airlines. Interpressnews quoted an airport spokesperson saying that the decision was made by the airline. The delayed flights […]