VIDEO: Bad Weather Hits Istria

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Heavy storm hits Istria and other parts of the country.

As was forecasted, harsh weather and storm hit parts of the country yesterday night, reports on August 20, 2017.

According to the first information, the worst was in Istria, where, as IstraMet reports, strong tramontane reached 130 km/h destroying many trees in the way.

The strong northern wind broke branches and even knocked over entire trees.The strongest gusts of wind were measured in Dajla(125 km / h), Novigrad (106 km / h) and Poreč (82 km/ h).

IstraMet states that the damages will certainly be major.

In Novigrad, a huge tree fell on the Lapidarium museum, luckily, not damaging the roof. There are fallen trees in the Blue Lagoon Resort, while the violent wind in Poreč blew the tiles away. The situation was even worse on the coast.  A sailboat got stranded in Poreč, while several boats in the port suffered great damage.

Poreč and Umag fire brigade had 25 interventions. “Fallen trees were on the road from Novigrad to Brtonigla, while containers and trash cans were scattered everywhere,” Dino Kozlevac reported. According to Istrian police, during a storm, around 1 A.M. in Valkanela campsite in Vrsar, a tree fell due to heavy winds, on a caravan owned by a 38-year-old German citizen, who sustained minor injuries.

“We were notified that there were several people injured, but when we arrived at the scene of the accident, only the 38-year-old German citizen was injured and immediately transported to the Pula General Hospital,” says Suzana Sokač, spokesman for Istrian Police.

During the stormy night, there were five traffic accidents on Istrian roads, four in the Poreč area and one in Labin. Luckily, no one was hurt. At 3.40 am, near the shore of the port of Poreč, an Italian sailboat with seven people on board, got stranded, but no one was injured. Poreč Port Authority drove them back to the mainland.

According to Istramet data up to 2 A.M., heavy rain fell only in Umag area (32 mm) and Rovinj area (23 mm).


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