STA, 22 June 2022 - Hailstorms once again raged in parts of Slovenia on Tuesday evening, causing most destruction in the south-eastern and northern parts of the country. In some parts, the hail stones almost reached the size of a tennis ball.
Municipalities that were hit most severely were Hoče-Slivnica, Lenart, Laško, Radenci, and Novo Mesto, along with Črnomelj, Metlika, and Semič. In Dravograd and Slovenj Gradec, north, the damages was less severe, according to the Civil Protection and Disaster Relief Administration.
22 fire brigades across the country were called into action, along with municipal and road services workers, as well as electricity network and phone network maintenance services to help in 42 emergency cases.
Novo Mesto saw flooded basements and roads, while the Dolenjska region had a hailstorm with heavy downpours. In Črnomelj, some roofs were damaged along with fallen trees due to strong wind.
In the municipality of Metlika, a tree fell on the roof of a tavern, and the clergy house also saw roof damage.
Storm water flooded several basements and garages. The manufacturing facilities of the Iskra electronics company also suffered water damage.