Heavy Rain Hits Rijeka, City Centre Flooded

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A rainstorm hit Rijeka earlier today, around 4 in the afternoon. What started as a light drizzle quickly turned into torrential rain, and the city centre now stands flooded, reports Novi list on October 22, 2017.

Školjić neighbourhood in the city centre currently has it worst, with flash floods running downhill along the road, causing traffic jams on multiple locations. Multiple vehicles got stuck at the bottom of the Franjo Rački street, trying to maneuvre their way out of the jam, but to no avail.

While heavy rain is no rare occurrence in Rijeka, the large amount of precipitations that the city experienced in a short amount of time led to significant damage in various facilities in the city. Both business establishment and apartment buildings have seen floods in many locations in the city, and the level of damage will not be known until tomorrow.


Tower Centre shopping mall, photo credit: fiuman.hr

Meteoalarm issued an orange alert for the wider Rijeka area earlier today, warning about the possibility of flash flooding and strong bura wind. The same alert has been issued for Monday as well, and it is expected the wind will grow stronger in time. The rain will continue throughout the night and tomorrow morning; the weather conditions should improve by tomorrow afternoon.



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