Floods, Damage's Bill Higher than 2015
Albanian Daily News
Published December 5, 2017
The damages caused by the floods that affected Albania during the last three days are much higher compared to those on 2015.
The latest data made public by the Ministry of Interior and the Civil Emergencies on Tuesday indicate that the number of flooded houses goes up to 4700, or otherwise said is 7 times higher than two years ago.
Likewise the flooded lands are much more this year than during 2015. According to the Ministry of Interior some 9992 hectares of land were flooded in 2015, while this year this figure goes up 10.622 hectares.
Even the damages in public premises as consequence of the flooding were higher this year. Some 56 schools were flooded, compared to only 16 schools flooded in 2015. A total of 65 bridges collapsed this year while only 10 during floods of 2015.
The only positive balance this year is the low number of businesses damaged Some 40 businesses experienced damages due to the floods while this figure was 300 in 2015.