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Unstable Weather Problems in Georgia

By Tea Mariamidze
Thursday, January 11
400 people have addressed Georgia’s Emergency Situations Management Agency due to the unstable weather throughout the country.

“In Shida Kartli, there were mainly calls for flooding. Strong wind is the problem in Rustavi and Tbilisi. As for the Kobi-Gudauri road, the population was stuck in the snow and they were asking for help,” the agency reported.

Strong wind uprooted several trees and damaged electricity lines in Tbilisi. It has also damaged vehicles in different districts of the city.

Tbilisi International Airport had to cancel two flights to Turkey due to the wind. All other flights were conducted according to the schedule.

Moreover, the severe wind also created problems in Rustavi city, where several buildings are left without roofs and the gas pipes have been damaged as well.

As for Kakheti region, the strong wind uprooted trees and unroofed houses. Most of all Telavi Municipality was affected and the rescue team was working there during the whole night.

The wind damaged the electricity lines in several municipalities of Kakheti and special services are working there to restore electricity as soon as possible.

The weather also affected the Central Georgia, where the heavy rain flooded two villages of Mokhisi and Kvenatkotsa.

Khashuri Municipality was also harmed. The strong wind and heavy rain jointly damaged several houses and infrastructure, also uprooted trees and flooded streets.

The four magnitude storm struck Georgia’s Black Sea region where Emergency Situations Management Agency representatives are working non-stop.

Meteorologists predict the unstable weather during following 3-4 days. They are expecting the dry weather tomorrow, but say the strong rain will be maintained.

On January 13-14, meteorologists anticipate the rain in West Georgia and snow in the East.