In Western Ukraine, the amount of precipitation that fell out in three days is several times greater than the whole Carpathian forest can absorb as 112 Ukraine TV channel reported citing Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmygal.
Thus, the Carpathian forest would not have saved the region from the flood and damages.
“The amount of precipitation that fell out in three days, – it was a few times greater than the amount, which can be absorbed by the Carpathian forest, which did not contain the water flows that occurred today. That is why, possibly, it is the issue for science how these tragedies take place, where they are coming from and the reasons for such things,” Shmygal said.
On June 23, the first consequences of the bad weather and heavy rains were reported in Ivano-Frankivsk region.
Later, Ukraine's State Emergency Service announced the read alert in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions.
As we reported, floods overwhelm civilian infrastructure in 15 districts of Ivano-Frankivsk region. 165 inhabited localities are flooded. Floods damaged 4,596 living houses, six obstetrical points and one automatic station, 8,873 farmlands, 3,000 basements, more than 3,000 hectares of agricultural land. 110 kilometers of roadways and 90 bridges were destroyed. 285 people were evacuated. 1,850 coast defenses were destroyed.