Sunday Storms Cause Damage in West, North Slovenia

By , 31 Aug 2020, 13:53 PM News
Sunday Storms Cause Damage in West, North Slovenia Dimitry Anikin CC0 1.0 UPDD

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STA, 31 August 2020 - Slovenia was hit by two storm waves on Sunday, with the most reports of damage coming from the west and north of the country. Hail storms with strong winds uncovered roofs, while fallen trees blocked roads, and caused damage to vehicles and buildings. People are still pumping up water from their basements.

The first storm wave came in the morning, hitting the municipalities of Brda, Kanal, Tolmin, Kobarid in Bovec the hardest. Firefighters immediately started repairing roofs and unblocking roads, as another front came in the afternoon, the civil protection commander for northern Primorska, Samo Kosmač, told the STA on Monday.

In the afternoon storms, several buildings were flooded, and small avalanches blocked some roads. The worst hit was the upper Soča Valley, where all local firefighters' units were activated and their efforts continue today.

Storms caused havoc around the country and estimates of damage are still pending.

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