Landslide triggers flooding, evacuation in Svaneti

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , |

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfRVhSBLGGc TBILISI, DFWatch–A landslide triggered a flood wave carrying large amounts of mud and debris down the Nenskra river in Svaneti, western Georgia on Thursday. Dozens of people fled their homes or were evacuated, as at least four bridges […]

Five villages cut off from the world after river thrashes road in Georgia

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: In brief|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A rain-swelled river on Thursday cut off the only road to five villages in the northern part of Georgia, leaving the inhabitants isolated from the rest of the world. The river Vedura swelled after several days of hard rain in the Upper Svaneti region. […]

16 rescued from sea during the storm: MIA

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

(Facebook) TBILISI, DFWatch–16 people, among them several foreign tourists, have been rescued in Adjara after a strong storm hit the Black Sea coast of Georgia on Sunday, according to a statement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs. The rain lasted several hours, flooding […]

Heavy rain inflicts damage in Georgia again

By | June 11th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Heavy rain damaged roads and flooded streets in several villages in Georgia. The capital Tbilisi was also affected. Clean-up work is being conducted in the village Ereda, in the Akhalgori region, where the roads were damaged. Rain killed livestock, […]

Georgia hit by new floods

By | July 10th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Heavy rain caused flooding in several parts of Georgia Tuesday. In Kutaisi, the second largest city, first floors and basements are under water. In Batumi, a defective drainage channel let to rivers of water in the roads. Local media in the […]

Floods hit western Georgia, causing blocked roads

By | June 30th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Heavy rain led to flooding in Georgia’s western Samegrelo region, causing material damages. Blocked roads prevented cleanup work some places. Interpressnews reports there is a difficult situation in eight villages in Samegrelo. There is damage to […]

Anger in Tbilisi over reasons for deadly flood

By | May 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Opposition representatives in Georgia say the flood that took five lives Sunday could have been prevented. The discussion led to a street scuffle between a district governor and an opposition party representative. Besik Gazdeliani, Deputy Governor […]

Georgian agency denies having misinformed about flood

By | May 16th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – As Georgia’s capital was drenched in rain water, and a stream flooded a district, killing five, reports went out from the national emergency agency that what caused the disaster was that the river Mtkvari had burst its banks. Mtkvari is the largest […]

What caused the flood in Tbilisi?

By | May 14th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Residents in the disaster struck district of Tbilisi speak about different reasons causing damage during heavy flooding Saturday night. Heavy rain caused mud slide from ravines down towards residential houses and streets. Ortachala is an old district […]

Heavy flood killed five in Tbilisi

By | May 13th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia was hit by heavy rain overnight, causing flash flooding many places. Five deaths are reported in the capital Tbilisi as a reservoir burst in a hill above the city and flooded one district. The Emergency Department in Tbilisi says five people have died from flooding […]