Albania says rain hampering flood response effort

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Posted: Monday, April 8, 2013 12:00 am

TIRANA, Albania (AP) - Albanian authorities say continuous rainfall is hampering efforts to address severe flooding that has left hundreds of homes swamped and without electricity or drinking water for the past three weeks.

Up to 8,000 acres of land in the northwestern Shkoder area have been submerged in up to three feet of water following weeks of heavy rain.

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