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Kosovo*: Floods Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF operation n° MDRXK001

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A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

On 7 November 2016, heavy rainfall affected several areas of Kosovo* for three days with major floods. The situation is critical in the municipalities in Vushtrri, Gjakova, Rahovec, Podujeva and Malisheva.

The rainfall intensity was approximately between 20 -25 mm/3h, or from 60-75 mm/24 hours. On 11 November 2016, the highest rainfall intensity recorded was 65-90 mm within 24 hours, which in total is 125-165 mm (l/m).

According to the preliminary information provided by the RCK structure operating in the flooded areas, the affected families have lost their winter food reserves and their livestock, including their home furniture and home appliances.

Many families have been evacuated and some are in the process of being evacuated to schools. Power stations and water supply stations were flooded and many of the affected areas have no power and drinking water