Sunday, January 3, 2010

Tirana declares state of emergency in Shkoder district due to floods

Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha has declared a state of emergency in the district of Shkoder due to floods caused by heavy rain and the rising tide of the Adriatic Sea, ATA news agency reports.

The prime minister has ordered that all people in the flood-stricken areas be evacuated. Berisha interrupted his vacation for the end-of-year holidays to visit the villages hit by the rising tide of the Adriatic Sea.

The evacuated inhabitants will be accommodated into hotels and students’ hostels and will be provided with food, clothes and shoes.

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