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Strong Wind Damages Roofs, Causes Power Cuts
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 25 Mar.'13 / 12:54

Strong winds over the weekend damaged roofs of hundreds of buildings and left tens of thousands of households without electricity in various parts of the country.

In Adjara region on the Black Sea coast high waves flooded parts of Batumi’s seaside boulevard; a fisherman is believed to have drowned after reportedly a large wave dragged him into the sea.

Strong wind either ripped off or otherwise damaged roofs of 150 houses and of several schools in the Adjara region, according to the authorities.

Similar damage was inflicted to 20 residential buildings in the town of Gori and 50 houses in Ozurgeti; strong wind also damaged roofs of about 60 buildings in the capital Tbilisi, according to the authorities.

Energy Minister Kakha Kaladze, who leads a special governmental team established to address damage caused by the strong wind, said that over 100,000 households were left without electricity on Sunday; power supply was restored to half of these households by late Sunday and repair works were still ongoing, according to the authorities.

PM Bidzina Ivanishvili was in Gori on Monday, visiting neighborhoods where the strong wind ripped off roofs of the apartment buildings.

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