News 15 Mar 13

Albania Hit by Severe Flooding

Heavy rainfall in the last two days has flooded several areas of the country, forcing the evacuation of dozens of families.

Besar Likmeta
BIRN
Tirana

Albanian emergency services said on Friday that in the northern region of Shkoder alone more than 2,000 hectares were under water, including part of the city itself.   

“Currently 60 houses in the region of Shkoder have been flooded and 110 families have been evacuated,” the Interior Ministry said.

Flooding has been registered also in the regions of Durres, Vlora, Lezha and Fier. In the Lezha region, 950 hectares of land are under water.

Thirty families whose homes were at risk from the Vjosa River have also been evacuated from the area of Vlora.

Northern Albania has been repeatedly hit by floods in the last five years, and many local villagers still await promised reparations from the government for earlier disasters.   

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