Red alert announced in western Ukraine due to upcoming heavy rains

Source : 112 Ukraine

Water level in Prut river is about to increase
15:43, 23 June 2020

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

Heavy precipitations are expected in Ukraine's western regions of Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi. Weather forecast specialists announced red alert because of the upcoming heavy rains in these areas, Ukraine's State Emergency Service reported.

Serhy Osachuk, the head of Chernivtsi regional state administration warned the citizens that the water level in Prut river is about to increase up to six meters high. In other mountain rivers in Ivano-Frankivsk region, the water levels increased up to two meters.

10 kilometers of dams and 11 car bridges are destroyed completely, another 30 bridges are partially destroyed. At least one local resident deceased.

People get food and water supplies by helicopters.

Related: Part of foot bridge in Mykolaiv collapsed due to bad weather

Earlier, the citizens of village Yablunytsia, Ivano-Frankivsk region stated that due to the bad weather conditions, a vehicle fell in Bilyi Cheremosh River. The law enforcers and rescuers were sent to the site. The investigators preliminary established that the river eroded the road in the night due to the heavy rain and increasing of the water level.

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

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