Albania – Severe Weather Update (Albanian Civil Protection, DG ECHO, Copernicus, Media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 4 December 2017)

  • Torrential rain and associated severe flooding continues to affect most of the country since 1 December, causing damages.

  • As of 4 December at 08.00 UTC, national civil protection authorities reported 1271 flooded houses, 3078 flooded houses and 278 endangered houses, 56 bridges damaged, 716 families evacuated and accommodated.

  • Bilateral assistance has been offered by Montenegro (in-kind assistance) and the Republic of Kosovo (rescue teams and assessment experts). Part of the operations were carried out in cooperation with the Rapid Scale Intervention Team, which was trained and equipped with funds from the IPA FLOODS project.

  • Five grading maps have been produced by Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMSR258).

  • Over the next 24 hours, more thunderstorms and heavy rain may continue to occur over the already affected areas.