March 2013 storm

UN helping Georgia improve disaster preparedness

By | March 21st, 2014|Categories: Environment, News|Tags: , , |

The coastal city Batumi was damaged by a storm in March, 2013. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The United Nations will help Georgia strengthen its preparedness against natural disasters. “Georgia is often challenged by the risk of natural disasters, which seriously jeopardizes the country’s economy, as well as our citizens,” Environment […]

Heavy rain flooding the streets of Tbilisi

By | June 27th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The rain flooded streets and first floors in Tbilisi. (DF Watch photo.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Heavy rain hit the Georgian capital Thursday evening with hail in some of districts. Rain flooded the first floors of houses and underground pedestrian tunnels. In some districts of Tbilisi there was a short hailstorm. Interpressnews reports that […]

Missing fisherman found dead after storm

By | March 28th, 2013|Categories: In brief, News|Tags: |

The body belonged to a man who was seen falling overboard in the middle of a storm four days earlier. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The crew of a Georgian fishing boat Wednesday discovered the body of a man, 55, drifting in the Black Sea. The deceased, Davit Geladze, had been lost at sea during the storm of March 23 and was the subject of a search operation at the time his […]

Hundreds of houses damaged by storm

By | March 25th, 2013|Categories: News|Tags: |

The storm also hit Batumi. (Photo: Vako Kavzharadze.) TBILISI, DFWatch–A storm that hit Georgia’s Black Sea coast has inflicted losses of USD 1.8 million in the Adjara region alone, according to preliminary estimates. Archil Khabadze, Chairman of the Adjaria government, said at a briefing Saturday that 43 houses […]