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Heavy Rains, Hailstorm damages Vineyards in Kakheti

Heavy rain and hailstorm damaged farmlands and houses in some parts of Eastern region of Kakheti last night.

Hailstorm and strong wind damaged vineyards in Kvareli, Lagodekhi and Akhmeta districts of Eastern Kakheti region. Grapes and harvests are destroyed in 20 villages.

Heavy rain began starting 1o PM. Then the strong wind followed, which unroofed houses. Ground floors are still flooded in Giorgeti and Bokvi villages. The supply of electricity and natural gas is suspended to locals.

A landslide hit Mtatusheti road. Cleaning works were ongoing during the whole night. Representatives of Emergency Situations Service are present in the disaster-hit zone. Twelve groups from Tbilisi arrived in Kakheti. A special briefing will be held regarding the natural disaster.