Heavy rains cause repeated flooding all over Albania

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Flooding from heavy rains in Albania is neither a new phenomenon nor a rarity, but a repeated calamity every-time. In major cities it often a nuisance because of flooded roads and some basements, but it’s mostly a one to two day thing, while in the rest of the country, with the north and south in particular the situation can go from bad to worse in a matter of hours!

This past two days of heavy rains did not only flood most of our cities but also cause two fatalities.

My own city of Tirana had a repeated flooding of most major roads and even parts of the main highway linking Tirana with Durres. Thankfully this was during the weekend, with minimal levels of traffic and people outside, but it was disruptive and damaging nonetheless.

Authorities were a bit better at responding to the various issues caused by flooding but there is still systemic and infrastructural issues that have not been addressed for years.

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Elvis is an Albanian entrepreneur and freelancer, creator and primary contributor behind AlbanianBlogger.com He is passionate about what he does on and offline, and wants to be a positive influence on the people he comes in contact with. His desire is to experience life and true friendship, and share the best with everyone. Since 1998 he has established an ever growing list of ventures, much beloved among which are: **Sfida.Pro** and SfidaBiznesi.com and ShtepiaeLibrit.com - libraria ime! He has served as webmaster and digital marketing consultant for names such as: Gazeta-Shqip.com - WVI.org/Albania - Lajmifundit.com - Facilization.com - WebHost.al - CityParkAlbania.com - etc, etc. This Blog was started in September 2004. You can see his professional profile here or contact him directly through his email: eplaku (at) gmail.com

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