New floods might occur in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

As a result of the heavy rainfalls, the flooding of Odesa-Reni highway is possible
21:13, 3 July 2020

The State Emergency Service of Ukraine

During the next few days, the increase of the water level in the rivers of Ukraine is expected, and it entails the risk of new flooding as the Emergency Service of Ukraine reported.

“Due to the expected significant precipitation in the mountainous part, in the evening on July 3 and during July 4-5, the changes of the hydrological regime with the increase of the water level are expected in the basins of Prut and Siret rivers,” the message said.

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Thus, on July 3-4, the maximal level of the flood-wave at Dnister River near Mayaky village is expected within 160-170 cm above the zero of the line. As a result, the flooding of the Odesa-Reni highway is possible, as well as the gardens and agricultural lands in Yasky village and Bilayivka city, Odesa region.

Moreover, in Lviv and Ivano-Frankivsk regions (in the basins of Syan and Dnister rivers), the increase of the water level by 0.2-1.0 m is expected. The significant rainfalls in these regions may cause the forming of the local flows.

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Besides, the rescuers warned about the risk of the flooding of the residential yards in Pidhirya village (Ratnovsky district, Volyn region) from July 4 until July 6.

On June 23, the first consequences of the bad weather and heavy rains were reported in the Ivano-Frankivsk region.

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Later, Ukraine's State Emergency Service announced the read alert in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions.

The situation with the flood was complicated in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, Zakarpattia and Ternopil regions. Three people died.


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