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Tirana floats

March 25 2008

As a result of heavy rains, accompanied by sudden gusts of wind, most of the Albanian capital Tirana was flooded. The city virtually stopped car traffic.

Due to falling rainwater into the sewer system of the capital, sewage began to fall out. City authorities fear that the incident may lead to the spread of infection.

In the coastal cities of Albania, where wind gusts reached 30 meters per second, declared a storm warning. In some parts of the country's damaged power lines.

In the north is ongoing snowfall, resulting in a complicated traffic on motorway from Kuksa toward Kosovo, Itar-Tass.

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