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1 dead, 700 evacuated from floods in Georgia

April 25, 2010 — 1 person is dead and 700 people have been evacuated because of floods in Georgia

Heavy rain on Sunday flooded several parts of Eastern and Central Georgia, located in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.

Emergency crews evacuated 700 people from flooded villages and 1 man was killed in a mudslide.

Flood waters destroyed 9 houses in the village of Zemo Mleta about 120km east of the capital of Tbilisi. Several fields were damaged around the village and livestock in the area also died.

The Aragvi river in Central Georgia burst it's banks and flooded several villages in the Mtskheta-Mtianeti district. One house collapsed in Tbilisi but there was no one inside at the time.

Meterologists expect the rain will stop in the next couple days, and that the water will recede.

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