More than 1,300 Housing Containers Set Up in Earthquake-Affected Areas

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“After the earthquake, 888 requests for temporary accommodation were treated as urgent and the fact is that we have more than 1,300 housing containers set up, which speaks for itself with regard to how we have handled those requests,” Medved told the Hrvatski Radio (HR).

Due to the structure of the population and dispersion over a large area it was not easy to secure and deliver so many mobile homes and prefab containers close to quake victims’ own homes and sometimes we had to build new roads to get close to these houses and connect them to the electricity grid so that they can all be connected, he said.

A series of 2,200 aftershocks have additionally damaged houses every day, he said and local government has been requested to report urgent needs for accommodation.

So far 10 container settlements have been set up in Sisak, Petrinja, Kukuruzari, Mečenčani, Glina and Hrvatska Kostajnica.

Medved noted that more than 28,500 buildings have been inspected and more than 3,500 have been labelled red or unfit for use, 5,500 have yellow labels which means they are hazardous and should not be occupied.


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