Last update: 04-May-2005 15:35 NATO Update

29 Apr 2005

Helping Georgia cope with floods

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04/05/2005 - EADRCC
Situation reports on fighting floods in Georgia

On 29 April 2005, NATO’s Euro-Atlantic Disaster Response Coordination Centre (EADRCC) received from Georgia a request for assistance in coping with flooding in the country.

Following five days of torrential rain, the country is experiencing some of the worst floods in recent history.

In line with its standard operating procedures, the EADRCC has forwarded the request to NATO and partner countries and has begun publishing daily situation reports on the development of the situation, the assistance provided and the outstanding needs.

Facilitating disaster assistance

The EADRCC was created in 1998 as the focal point for coordinating disaster relief efforts among NATO and partner countries in case of natural or technological disasters in the Euro-Atlantic area.

It has helped to coordinate assistance in a number of disaster situations in both NATO and partner countries.