The Malta Independent 17 July 2019, Wednesday

Over 300 calls for assistance during storm – PM Muscat

Sunday, 24 February 2019, 11:28 Last update: about 6 months ago

There were over 300 calls for assistance by the Civil Protection Department during the storm which hit Malta in the past hours, Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said this morning.

Most calls related to broken trees, solar panels, flooding, road signs, he said.

There was damage in the North Waste Management plant – workers had to be evacuated and we are evaluating the damages.

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Some areas were without electricity on Sunday morning but Enemalta personnel were working to restore power in these areas.

There might be some disruptions to the public transport system.

Gozo Channel ferries were still working despite the bad weather, Muscat said, thanking the company’s workers.

He also spoke about the damages suffered by farmers, who saw some of their crops destroyed after months of hard work. The government would carry out a study and apply for EU solidarity funds for these farmers.

The Prime Minister urged people to stay indoors unless it was absolutely necessary to wander out.

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