Albania

Floods in Albania: EADRCC situation report No. 1

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1. Situation update:

As of 1800hrs January 08, according to the information from the Ministry of Interior/General Directorate of Civil Emergences:

Due to continuous rainfall in the territory of the country during November and December, 2009, there have been multiple feeds in the lakes of the electric centrals on the Drini River.

Population threat is continuously increasing. On the 3 hills in the flooded areas are evacuated approximately 3,500 - 4,000 families/15.000 - 20.000 persons. The evacuation is ongoing. The surrounding areas of the 3 hills are flooded as well.

Police force is already dislocated in the area in order to ensure safety and security.