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Flooding occurred in western Georgia

March 24 2008

Intensive melting of snow in the mountain Mestia district of Western Georgia has led to floods in some localities and avalanches.

As reported in the department of Emergency Situations Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia, one of the avalanche descended on the village Mulakhi. Victims or victims of an avalanche is not, but the damage to the local population seriously.

In Mestia district is not energized, and some sections of the road Mesto Zugdidi due to avalanches temporarily impassable, resulting in five villages remain cut off from the outside world.

Another area of the village - Khobi - appeared in Sunday in the area of flooding.

On Sunday, Georgian Prime Minister Lado Gurgenidze visited the city of Kutaisi and Tshaltubsky region: here spilled on the eve of the Rioni River flooded dozens of homes whose residents had to evacuate.

"We will provide assistance to affected populations and realize shore protection work to avoid future threats of flooding in the settlements" - said Gurgenidze told reporters. This writes Interfax .

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