Flooding in Albania, Macedonia and Greece, February 2015
03 Feb 2015
Strong winter storms beginning on Saturday, January 31 caused flooding in southern Albania, eastern Macedonia and parts of Greece. In southern Albania thousands of hectares of land and hundreds of homes were flooded. Evacuations of scores of people took place in the districts of Vlore, Fier, Berat, and Gjirokaster. Many areas in southern Albania have no power or water supply.
A state of emergency has been declared in much of eastern Macedonia. The town of Stip, located about 90 km southeast of Macedonia’s capitol city Skopje, was hard hit by flooding from the Bregalnica River.
In Greece, the west in particular has suffered much flooding, especially in parts of the Epirus, Peloponnese and Macedonia regions.
The rain is forecast to continue through the week.
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