Weather conditions to turn to better starting October 18
Publish Time: 2017-10-17 12:04:00
Weather forecasters prognosticate rain in most of the regions and snow in highly-elevated areas today. Specialists of National Environment Agency expect turning of weather conditions to the better starting October 18.
Amount of damage being calculated in Guria
Publish Time: 2017-10-17 12:01:00
The amount of damage inflicted to four municipalities of western Guria region is being calculated. Emergency headquarters are established. Heavy rain damaged roads and bridges. The rivers of Bzhuzhi and Sufsa got flooded. Special vehicles are working in the villages of Chokhatauri district.
Storm in Adjara region
Publish Time: 2017-10-17 11:58:00
The storm of 5-ball magnitude is still raging in the Black Sea of Adjara region of Georgia. The channels leading to the sea is being cleaned. The coast is covered with debris and trees. Strong wind on October 16 left the old building of Batumi University without its roof.
Houses, streets and roads are flooded in Chokhatauri Municipality
Publish Time: 2017-10-16 12:52:00
Due to the heavy rain, houses, streets and roads are flooded in Chokhatauri Municipality. New road in Surami George is damaged. Special equipment is working on the spot.
Heavy rain caused landslides in Adjara
Publish Time: 2017-10-16 12:10:00
Heavy rain caused landslides in Adjara. Landslides occurred in the villages of Didadjara, Chao, Stepanashvilebi, Merchkheti and dekanashvilebi. The most difficult situation is in the village of Chao where the road to the village is blocked up. The employees of the Road Department are working on the spot to cut through the alternative way. Due to the heavy rain, electricity is not supplied to parts of of Khulo. Several kindergartens stopped working.
Temperature to sharply drop in Georgia
Publish Time: 2017-10-13 14:20:00
Temperature is expected to sharply drop across Georgia on October 15-17. As National Environment Agency informs, cold air masses will spread throughout Georgia. Rain and thunderstorm is also in forecast. High mountains may see snow. Strong west wind and 4-5 magnitude storm is expected in coastal regions. Avalanches and floods are also expected.
Weather to improve in Georgia from tomorrow
Publish Time: 2017-10-04 11:16:00
Weather will brighten up across Georgia tomorrow. According to Hydro-meteorological Forecast Service Svetlana Nioradze, rain and fog will be retained in some regions of eastern Georgia tonight, while it might be snowing in the highlands. From tomorrow, weather is expected to clear up across Georgia, including in Tbilisi. On October 7, the maximum air temperature in western Georgia will rise to 30 degrees; 25 degrees is in the forecast in eastern Georgia and 19 degrees in Tbilisi.
Several districts of Kobuleti resort flooded
Publish Time: 2017-10-03 13:02:00
Several districts of Kobuleti resort of Adjara region were flooded as a result of heavy rain. Officers of Emergency Situations Department worked in effort to pump out the water from ground floors of about 30 houses during the whole night. Locals of Gulauri settlement and Rustaveli and Javakhishvili Streets faced problems. Locals complained about improper drainage channels. Landslides hit several villages. The situation is stable in Kobuleti at present though it continues raining.
Fire in Tsaghveri forest extinguished
Publish Time: 2017-09-26 12:23:00
The fire raging in a forest of Tsaghveri resort forest has been fully extinguished for the time being. Firefighters and helicopters are conducting inspection works. Rescuers were battling with the fire during 4 days. Four helicopters were involved in works.
Damage inflicted to Kakheti villages being calculated
Publish Time: 2017-09-26 12:20:00
The amount of damage inflicted to five villages of Tleavi Municipality in eastern Kakheti region as a result of strong hailstorm and wind is being calculated. Vineyards and agriculture plots are destroyed in the villages of Artana, Napareuli, Gulgula, Vardisubani and Kurdghelauri.
Borjomi Gorge still remains as disaster zone
Publish Time: 2017-09-23 20:05:00
Borjomi Gorge still remains as disaster zone. Flames have not been yet localized Arjevanidze forest in Tsaghveri due to strong wind. Several new fire locations have erupted.The most difficult situation for this time is at Mukhrani Mountain slope.From the early morning aviation got actively involved in the firefighting activities. The fire- fighters, rescues and representatives of the Special Tasks Department are mobilized at the site.Azerbaijan has sent a helicopter to help Georgia extinguish the fire. Fire broke out in Tsaghveri forest yesterday.
Fire-fighting works continue in Tsagveri
Publish Time: 2017-09-23 16:05:00
The fire-fighting works continuest in Tsaghveri, Borjomi Gorge. From the early morning aviation got actively involved in the activities. The fire- fighters, rescues and representatives of the Special Tasks Department are mobilized at the site.Fire broke out in Tsaghveri forest yesterday.
Fire broke out in Adigeni
Publish Time: 2017-09-23 12:07:00
The fire broke out in Ghighvi forest in Adigeni, Samtskhe-Javakheti region. Firefighting works is ongoing at the site.40 fire-fighters and Special technique are mobilized at the site.According to “112” the fire flames are under control.
Helicopter involved in fire-fighting works in Tsaghveri
Publish Time: 2017-09-23 12:05:00
The fire-fighting works have been resumed since morning in in Ardjevanidze forest in Tsaghveri, Borjomi Gorge. From the early morning aviation got actively involved in the activities. Helicopter belonging to Border Police is working at the disaster scene.200 fire- fighters and rescues and 300 representatives of the Special Tasks Department are mobilized at the site.Fire Broke out in Tsaghveri forest yesterday.
Fire in Tsaghveri
Publish Time: 2017-09-22 20:05:00
The dense smoke is observed in Ardjevanidze forest in Tsaghveri, Borjomi Gorge, - Emergency Situations Agency of the Ministry of Internal affairs reported in that regard.According to Agency, several fire- fighter brigades and rescue teams are mobilized in order to localize the fire.The space of the burning forest is not yet known.
More than 200 died in Mexico quake
Publish Time: 2017-09-20 12:03:00
A strong earthquake has struck central Mexico, killing more than 200 people and toppling dozens of buildings in the capital, Mexico City, - BBC reported.President Enrique Peña Nieto said more than 20 children had died and 30 were missing after a school collapsed.The 7.1 magnitude quake also caused major damage in neighbouring states.The tremor struck shortly after many people had taken part in an earthquake drill, exactly 32 years after a quake killed thousands in Mexico City.The country is prone to earthquakes and earlier this month an 8.1 magnitude tremor in the south left at least 90 dead.Foreign leaders sent messages of support to Mexico as the scale of the disaster became clear.Source: BBC
Irma death toll in US rises to 10
Publish Time: 2017-09-12 06:42:00
Hurricane Irma was still wreaking havoc in South Carolina late Monday after causing at least 10 deaths in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina.At least six people, including a sheriff's deputy, died of storm-related injuries in Florida as the massive hurricane barreled across the Sunshine State.One person was killed in Monroe County, which includes the Florida Keys. The man was killed after he lost control of a truck that carried a generator as winds whipped at tropical-storm strength, officials said.Two others, a sheriff's deputy and a corrections officer, died from a two-car crash in the rain in Hardee County, which is about 60 miles inland from Sarasota, officials said.In Winter Park, near Orlando, a man was electrocuted by a downed power line Monday morning, according to the Winter Park Police Department. He was pronounced dead at the scene after investigators found him lying in the street, police said.Another person died from carbon monoxide poisoning from improper use of a generator in Miami-Dade County, the mayor said.Another fatality was from a car crash in Orange County in central Florida.
Hurricane Irma: Cuba hit with strong winds and heavy rain
Publish Time: 2017-09-09 12:29:00
Hurricane Irma is lashing Cuba with strong winds and heavy rain after devastating several Caribbean islands.The category five storm made landfall on the Camaguey Archipelago, off the north-eastern coast. But the Bahamas have largely been spared after Irma changed track.In Florida, 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US state's population, have been told to leave as the storm approaches. At least 20 people are known to have died so far across the Caribbean.Irma, which strengthened in the last few hours, hit the Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. This is the first time a category five hurricane has hit Cuba in decades, BBC reprorts.At 03:00 GMT on Saturday, Irma had maximum sustained winds of 257km/h (160mph), the National Hurricane Center in the US said.The eye of the storm was about 190km (120 miles) east-southeast of the Cuban fishing town of Caibarien.A hurricane warning is currently in effect in the provinces of Camaguey, Ciego de Avila, Sancti Spiritus, Villa Clara and Matanzas.Some communities have lost power, and communication is becoming increasingly difficult with towns in more remote areas, the BBC's Will Grant in Havana reports. Residents are hoping the storm will just glance the island before heading across the Florida Straits to Miami.
Firefighting works continue in Khulo
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:08:00
Firefighting works continue in Khulo, Adjara region. Emergency headquarters has resumed activities since 6 AM. About 500 firefighters and rescuers are involved in extinguishing efforts. Two helicopters are present in Khulo. According to Archil Chikovani, Head of Adjara Roads Department, firefighters and rescuers will be inspecting the fire-hit territory during the next 3-4 days.
Fire in Artana breaks out again
Publish Time: 2017-09-08 12:05:00
The fire in Artana village, eastern Kakheti region has broken out again. Dense smoke is arising from several destinations. Helicopters are undergoing through inspection and will become engaged in fire-localization efforts. Two Iranian helicopters are expected to arrive in the region.Firefighting works continued in Kakheti region during 7 days. The emergency headquarters presumes to have extinguished fire destinations in Tusheti forest by the end of today.