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24 Nov 2016 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected several areas of Kosovo* for three days with major floods. The situation is critical in the municipalities in Vushtrri, Gjakova, Rahovec, Podujeva and Malisheva.

The rainfall intensity was approximately between 20 -25 mm/3h, or from 60-75 mm/24 hours. On 11 November 2016, the highest rainfall intensity recorded was 65-90 mm within 24 hours, which in total is 125-165 mm (l/m).

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.”