March 10 2004
One person killed, hundreds flooded as snow melts in Armenia
Melting snows and strong winds in Armenia flooded hundreds of homes
and caused one death, officials said Wednesday.
One man was killed in the city of Idzhevan because of a tree felled
by the strong winds that buffeted the Caucasus nation, the Emergency
Situations Ministry said. Hundreds of homes were flooded across the
country, and the harsh weather also affected the capital Yerevan.
Winds blew roofs off houses, downing power lines and starting forest
fires. Exact damage figures weren’t known.
The weather calmed by later Wednesday.