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04 Dec 2016 description

Situation overview

• Heavy rains commenced on 8/11, peaked on 12/11 and ceased on 14/11.

• Although the authorities had planned their response, the amount of rainfall and impact were greater than expected.

• On 12/11, the AL authorities activated the UCPM.

22 Nov 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Since 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected Albania, especially the northern regions of the country. River flows have been rapidly increasing and worsened by illegal constructions next to river basins causing streams of water to descend into towns.

11 Nov 2016 description

Hundreds of families have lost winter food reserves, livestock and homes in Kosovo and Albania after three days of heavy rain saw homes flooded.

In Kosovo, the municipalities of Gjakova, Rahovec, Vushtrri and Podujeva were among the worst hit. Emergency teams from the Red Cross of Kosova are on the ground providing food parcels and clothes.

Disaster management coordinator, Burim Seferi, said: “Many families are being evacuated to shelters in local schools. Power stations have been flooded and the water supply has been damaged which means people are even more vulnerable.”