July 2012 storm

Storm hits Black Sea coast

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The yacht club in Batumi is closed because of a storm. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A storm hit Georgia Sunday evening and is threatening to inflict damage. Rescue personnel are mobilized in several regions of the country. According to local media, the wind has a speed of 20 meters per second on the Black Sea coast in the Adjara […]

Hailstorm victims to get compensation

By | January 22nd, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The storm in Georgia in July 2012 ripped the roof off many houses. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch — The victims of a hailstorm in Georgia last summer will finally get compensation, ranging from USD 3 600 to USD 4 800. Davit Narmania, Minister of Regional Development and Infrastructure, said Monday that the loss was estimated in such extreme […]

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 […]

Georgia compensates storm victims – one month late

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – The Georgian government has started paying compensation to people affected by a hailstorm almost a month ago. People in about 40 villages lost their harvest, livestock, a majority of houses are roofless or totally destroyed. Today, local media […]

Kaladze and Ivanishvili may pay new fines to help storm victims

By | August 13th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The leader of the opposition Georgian Dream coalition and his partner, a former AC Milan player, are ready to give more money to the state to assist people who suffered losses due to a hailstorm on July 19. The storm seriously damaged villages in […]

EU commits aid to storm victims in Georgia

By | August 6th, 2012|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The European Union is to help families affected by the July 19 storm in Georgia which levelled more than 40 villages. More than 20 000 families were affected by the storm, which hit the south east part of Georgia. People lost their houses, […]

Budget cuts passed to free money for disaster aid

By | July 26th, 2012|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – A bill to amend the 2012 budget to free money for cleanup work and compensation after a storm July 19 has been passed by parliament in Georgia. The total size of the budget, more than 7 billion lari, has not been changed. Instead, money has […]

Details of emergency funds spending presented

By | July 26th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – “Everything which is not secret, is public”. This is how the Georgian finance minister answers the opposition, who demand to know what the reserve funds have been spent on. The two reserve funds, one controlled by the government and the other by […]

Ivanishvili pays state USD 48 mill to help storm victims

By | July 25th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Saakashvili’s main competitor Bidzina Ivanisvhili yesterday gave 80 million lari to the state. This is about USD 48 million. He says the government has denied him of all other ways to help the disaster struck population, and therefore he decided […]

Georgian Dream demands more transparency in crisis funds

By | July 24th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – In Georgia, the main opposition bloc Georgian Dream accuses the government of having recklessly spent the state reserve funds, set apart to handle disasters. According to law, the two crisis funds, one controlled by the government and […]

Ivanishvili once more offers to help storm victims

By | July 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Saakashvili’s main competitor Bidzina Ivanishvili says he does not trust the government’s official data about the amount of losses due to an extreme storm on July 19. Ivanishvili says his opposition Georgian Dream coalition is […]

Saakashvili uses state coffers to repair storm damage

By | July 23rd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The government in Georgia has set aside 162 million lari to deal with the losses because of last week’s storm. The money is to be taken from other parts of the state budget. Finance Minister Dimitry Gvindadze explains that a special fund […]

Government goes outside to help in cleanup work

By | July 22nd, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – The entire cabinet in Georgia is personally taking part in cleanup work in villages affected by hail storm on July 19. In around 40 villages that were hit, 2 200 houses were left roofless, according to local government. Some villages are […]

How storm wrecked havoc in eastern Georgia

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

GURJAANI, DFWatch – There are no windows left in the Salimov family house. Their bread bakery has collapsed together with the pantry. Everything that is wet has been taken outside in the sun to dry, while a giant walnut tree has fallen down and wrecked havoc […]

Ivanishvili offers to cover population’s losses after storm

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

TBILISI, DFWatch – Saakashvili’s main competitor, who accuses the government of abusing the legal system to intervene in his party’s election campaign, offers the government 10 million lari, or USD 6.1 million, as assistance to people affected by the recent storm. […]

Ivanishvili offers to help flood victims, Saakashvili considers

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

Georgia’s Speaker of Parliament says the prime minister should decide whether opposition billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili may be allowed to help reimburse losses suffered after yesterday’s storm. Ivanishvili’s opposition Georgian Dream coalition has offered to help […]

Livestock killed by storm in eastern Georgia

By | July 19th, 2012|Categories: News|Tags: |

TBILISI, DFWatch – Georgia was hit by a storm Thursday that killed livestock and injured eighteen people and caused flooding in the capital. Local media in the eastern region of Kakheti report that heavy rain was followed by a hail storm, causing difficulties […]