(Tbilisi, August 7, 2003, Civil Georgia) - Severe rains, which lasted for at least one week, caused flood in the Racha high mountainous region in western Georgia.
As a result of the flood, 15 villages of the Oni and Lentekhi districts remain without electricity and drinking water.
The rivers have flooded a major highway of the region. The floods, after heavy rain, swept away bridges.
Under the order of the President of Georgia, a governmental commission has been set! up to assess the damage.