Bad weather in Ivano-Frankivsk region cuts villages off communication, victims reported

Source : 112 Ukraine

The heavy rains destructed 10 km of dams, water intake and 11 road bridges
14:55, 23 June 2020

Heavy rains in Ivano-Frankivsk region
Press service of the National Police

The citizens of village Yablunytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk region, stated that due to the bad weather conditions, a vehicle fell of in Bily Cheremosh River, as National Police of Ivano-Frankivsk region reported.

The law enforcers and rescuers were sent to the site. The investigators preliminary established that the river eroded the road due to the heavy rain and increasing of the water level.

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Later the local media reported that two people – a man, driver, and a woman, a passenger died as a result of the incident.

It was also reported that a woman of a 1948 year of birth fell in the rough waters rushing and died due to the heavy rain and increasing of the water level in the rivers in Dzembronya village.

In the Ivano-Frankivsk region, the III level of danger (red) was announced due to the worsening of the weather conditions.

Later, Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration reported that four villages – Bystrets, Dzembronya, Shybene, and Zelene were cut off from civilization due to the bad weather. Besides, the traffic between Hrynyava-Hramotney, Krasnoilya-Perekhresne, Verkhnii Yaseniv-Holovy, Dovhopillya-Kokhan, Rastoky-Barvinkiv is complicated.

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According to the local authorities, rainfalls and downpours eroded almost 74 km of shores, destroyed, or damaged about eight km of bank protection. Besides, the bad weather destroyed 10 km of dams, water intake, and 11 road bridges. Another 24 road and seven pedestrian bridges are partially destructed.

The Emergency Service reported that they supply food to the citizens of suffered areas by helicopters. Totally, 300 people and 70 units of equipment involved in the liquidation of the consequences of bad weather.

As we reported, the town of Reni (Odesa region) and the surrounding villages took considerable damage due to heavy rains. The water wrecked the roadways and flooded houses. The experts will be evaluating the dealt damage in the coming days.



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