Georgia

Georgia - Landslides and floods (Ministry of Internal Affairs, meteo.ge, media) (ECHO Daily Flash of 5 October 2020)

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  • Heavy rain in several regions of the country triggered landslides, causing floods and resulting in fatalities.

  • According to the Emergency Management Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, 5 people died and one is still missing following a landslide that swept away a house and a car in Khelvachauri municipality (Adjara region, south-western Georgia). Widespread floods have resulted in damage to houses and buildings.

  • Search operations are underway for missing people.

  • On 5-6 October, moderate to heavy rain is forecast over most parts of the country.