More than 1500 decares of vineyards were destroyed after the recent storm in the Pomorie region in Burgas. According to the owners of the vineyards, stormy winds cause enormous destruction to their vineyards. Nearly 95% of the production is destroyed by over 1 million tons. In addition to the production, the permanent vine plantations and accompanying structures were damaged.
Ivan Alexiev, mayor of Pomorie municipality and the regional governor of Burgas Maria Neykova, were present on the spot and reviewed the damage done by the storm that occurred yesterday afternoon.
Mayor Alexiev said, “We urge all agricultural producers to send the Municipality their benefits applications as soon as possible, to the Municipal Office “Agriculture.” Tomorrow, a cross-departmental commission will be established to evaluate the damage“.
Not only vineyards but the whole city of Pomorie suffered a lot due to the damage caused by hurricanes. The brisk winds destroyed the city’s entire power grid. Fifty electrical cables were broken at different places resulting in a blackout. The counter-measures are in progress to resume the electrical supplies. Several trees were fallen and blocked the roads streets of Pomorie. Emergency teams are working to clean the cities and are expected to continue transportation in a few hours.
The fallen trees also damaged many parked vehicles. The locals reported that more than 50 cars were destroyed. Four people suffered some injuries, but fortunately, there were no casualties related to the storm.
The municipality’s crisis headquarters organized a meeting to estimate the damage and requested the state government to release some funds for the speedy recovery of the region. Kindergartens and schools suffered the highest damage. The locals formed a volunteer group and managed to clean schools, kindergartens and streets. The municipality department appreciated their help and encouraged the locals to stand together and assist each other in recovering.