The hurricane, which took place in Lviv on June 11, destroyed dozens of trees. That damaged more than 70 monuments. The director of the Museum Lychakiv Cemetery Mykhailo Nagay said this to Gal-Info news agency.
Now part of the damaged objects remains under littered trees and branches. To restore the consequences and clear the way, restorers will need at least a week.
Nagai noted that none of the people were injured during the hurricane.
“We have just begun to eliminate the effects of the weather. The work will continue for about a week. Fortunately, there are no critically damaged objects that could not be restored. However, there are still some that are substantially damaged and scattered over fragments. There are about five valuable sculptures that took damage. They are all in the old part of the cemetery," the director said.
He added that the sculptures of the beginning of the 19th century will be included in the program of Ukrainian-Polish cooperation for restoration, and the museum workers will restore the rest on their own.
According to Mykhailo Nagay, the graves of famous people and valuable monuments were not affected. Also, the burial field of the Ukrainian army soldiers, Heroes of Heavenly Hundred, the field of honorary graves were not damaged, because they are outside the reach of trees.
So far, the amount of damage has not yet been calculated. Currently, the museum staff eliminates the effects of bad weather on its own, but it will be necessary to attract special services.
As we reported before, in France, the Louvre Museum was temporarily closed for visiting due the coronavirus.