STRONG WINDS CAUSE PROBLEMS IN MACEDONIA
Strong winds struck the entire country Sunday night and Monday, causing large material damages in many areas, and power supply is cut off partially.As the Crisis Management Center of Kumanovo reports, the wind as strong as 30-40 meters per second rooted off trees, broke branches, ripped off material from roofs and toppled unstable structures.
In high mountain villages (Stepance, Vracovce, Zeglane, Bajlovce etc.), according to preliminary damage reports, many roof constructions were blown away, and some auxiliary buildings collapsed. The storm cut off electricity power supply to the villages in the municipality of Kumanovo, and the supply is announced to be restored after 15 hours.
Electricity power supply is also cut off by the wind in Veles area, where teams already work on terrain. The strong wind that has been sweeping across the Tetovo area since last night left damaged roofs, broken windows and doors, plucked out trees, entire districts cut off from the electricity supply system.
Elektro Tetovo's representatives said that the toppled poles and trees caused disruptions in both low- and high-voltage systems, Makfax's correspondent reported. The settlement of Popova Shapka and the residential areas gravitating around the villages of Shipkovica, Gajre, Bogovinje and Jazince are cut off from the power supply system.
The wind also ripped off a part of the roof of the Slavija hotel and blew away the roofs of several houses and objects in Tetovo's nearby villages.
MD: The strong winds caused for serious problems in Aegean Macedonia too. In Solun there were several traffic accidents, causing jams and ships were forbidden to sail off of the city's port.