Flash flood in Zakarpattia: almost 1.000 houses flooded, 172 people evacuated

Source : 112 Ukraine

Although the water levels in most rivers are falling, the situation with the flood remains the same
11:23, 17 December 2017

After yesterday’s flash floods caused by heavy rains in Zakarpattia, the water levels in the rivers are subsiding, but the situation in the region stays the same, according to the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine.

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As of 8 am today, 983 households, 2.400 pieces of agricultural land, and 2.100 km of roads are flooded. Two bridges are also partly damaged.

The emergency service evacuated 172 people from village Olkhovka. Five villages are left without power. No casualties occurred. 

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