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On 7 June 2015 heavy rains and hails caused flooding in the eastern part of Georgia affecting 8,800 people

On 7 June 2015 heavy rains and hails caused flooding in the eastern part of Georgia affecting 8,800 people. On 13 June 2015, the situation in the country escalated further when repeated heavy rains caused mud flow and flash flooding of the rivers Vere and Mtkvari, seriously affecting different central districts of the capital city of Tbilisi and also the surrounding villages. According to official sources, 16 people lost their lives and 24 people are still missing. Out of the 380 households affected, 100 families from Tbilisi and 180 families from the surrounding villages cannot return to their homes. (IFRC, 23 Jun 2015)