Albanian Government meets for flood emergency

PM Edi Rama gathered the Emergency Staff for the situation created by floods. He said all structures are engaged to face the situation.

Albanian Government meets for flood emergency

World Bulletin / News Desk

The most affected districts are Durres, Tirana, Dibra, Lezha and Gjirokastra. The Chief of Emergency Situations, Shemsi Prenci, reported about the situation and how it can be managed.

The Minister of Agriculture said that 80 hectares of land have been flooded so far. Draining canals have all been cleaned previous to the floods.

The Minister of Transportations, Sokol Dervishaj, said that aqueducts throughout the country are working and men were sent to the Tirana-Durres highway. The heavy rain precipitations have claimed two lives today and blocked transportation around the country, prompting the military to intervene.

A vehicle was stuck inside the river at the Brari Bridge, and the drivers was saved by the police.

Drin River flooded families in Ajasem, putting some of them in danger.

The Tirana Durres highway was blocked this Tuesday morning with water going above 50 centimeters.

Police deviated traffic in Durres, which was also hit by floods, causing huge damage for businesses.

The situation remains concerning in Dibra and Bulqiza. The interior Ministry asked schools throughout the country to be closed today.

 

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