Drone video shows flooded villages in Albania

STORY: The Lead Mosque in Shkodra was surrounded by floodwater and a nearby bridge was partly demolished.

Some schools were closed in the affected areas and Albanian emergency services had begun to evacuate people close to the town of Shkodra as a result of the flood dangers.

Albania, which relies all of its domestic electricity production on hydropower, has seen its worst drought in years during 2022, forcing the government to import more power.

State-owned power utility KESH said the rain in the past 24 hours has been filling its reservoirs and although it was producing at full capacity it also had to discharge more water to keep two of its dams safe.

Although neighboring Kosovo was also flooded, there were only reports of damage and no loss of life.