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20 Nov 1992 description


UNDRO 92/0775
ALBANIA - FLOODS
DHA-UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO.1
20 NOVEMBER 1992

1. THREE DAYS OF HEAVY RAIN HAVE RESULTED IN SERIOUS FLOODING IN NORTHERN ALBANIA. THE MAT AND DRIN RIVERS HAVE OVERFLOWED THEIR BANKS AND INUNDATED LARGE AREAS WITH UP TO 1 METRE OF WATER. MOST DAMAGE HAS OCCURRED TO HOUSING, LIVE STOCK, AND CROPS. THERE ARE REPORTS OF DAMAGE TO THE FIERZA HYDROELECTRIC FACILITY, AND ELECTRICITY TO SOME OF THE AFFECTED AREAS HAS BEEN CUT. SOME LOSS OF LIFE IS ALSO REPORTED. NO RELIABLE QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES IS AVAILABLE YET.