Strong Wind, Hailstorm Hit Some Districts in Kakheti
Strong wind, hailstorm and rain hit several municipalities of eastern Georgian region of Kakheti late on Monday.
Roofs of more than hundred houses have been damaged in Gurjaani, Sagarejo and Lagodekhi municipalities and wind also ripped off roofs from about ten residential buildings in Gurjaani, according to the local officials. Croplands have also been destroyed by hailstorm.
Strong wind damaged power lines leaving about 37,000 households without electricity.
The Georgian MoD has sent army engineer battalion to the region to help in clean up works.
PM Vano Merabishvili, who arrived in the affected areas, pledged to provide assistance to the affected families.
Strong wind and heavy rain also hit last night Rustavi, town in Kveko Kartli region close to Tbilisi; streets of Rustavi were flooded and roofs of several residential buildings were ripped off. In three villages of Marneuli municipality, also in Kvemo Kartli region, croplands have been destroyed by the hailstorm, according to local officials.