August 2012 storm

Hail storm destroyed crops in Georgia

By | April 11th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The hail left a 7-8 cm thick layer on the ground some places. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A hailstorm Wednesday destroyed harvest and flooded the first floors of houses in the village Ruispiri in eastern Georgia. Information Center of Kakheti reports that the hailstorm lasted 20 minutes and ripped the flowers off trees. “The hail […]

Storm victims in Georgia angry over low compensation

By | January 29th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

People in Gavazi and Kardenakhi, two Georgian villages, demonstrated Tuesday. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch — Victims of a hailstorm last summer in the Kakheti region are demonstrating in several towns and villages Tuesday, claiming that the authorities have inaccurately calculated their losses. There are rallies ongoing in the villages Gavazi and Kardenakhi […]

Ivanishvili’s emergency aid returned

By | November 6th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

Money donated to families affected by a severe hailstorm in July has been returned to the Prime Minister, who donated it while he was in opposition earlier this year. Bidzina Ivanishvili, a former businessman and now prime minister, whose fortune is 6 billion dollars, […]

Cleanup work starts in villages, as new storm hits Rustavi

By | August 21st, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another cleanup effort has started in villages in the east of the former Soviet republic of Georgia following another hailstorm. Meanwhile, people reeling from the losses after the last storm, which caused massive damage. Thousands of houses were […]

Another hailstorm wipes out crops in Georgia

By | August 20th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Another storm hit the former Soviet republic of Georgia Sunday in what has become the most stormy year in recent memory. The storm completely or partly destroyed the harvest in villages in a number of regions in the east of the country. Sunday […]