Alexandra LEVIT, “FACTS” (Odessa)
Thursday, June 25, the head of Odessa regional state administration Maxim Kuts said that the region is threatened by flooding. We will remind, the high water brought a lot of troubles in the territory of the Carpathian region and Transcarpathia, was already reached in Vinnytsia region — Mogilev-Podolsky serious flood embankment and streets, and the water level in Dnestr has increased significantly.
“Big water” coming from Western Ukraine to our region and we are prepared to meet natural disaster”, — said the Governor.
According to him, now mobilized the employees of all structural subdivisions and services of biliaivka and Belgorod-Dnestrovsky districts, Mayakskoe and Iasi territorial communities. It is assumed that these regions are in the South region could be the first to get hit bad weather. Officials together with employees of gschs, police and border guards are taking the necessary security measures. The basin management of water resources of the rivers of the black sea and the lower Danube, carried out monitoring and control over the situation on water objects.
Local residents, citizens and tourists are asked to refrain from rest in the coastal zones of the region.
“We know that nature is not to be trifled. This weekend the residents of Odessa region and tourists it is better to skip the rest on the river or estuary. It can be deadly. Warn loved ones living in areas of possible flooding, and take care of themselves,” — said Kutz.
In the regional head office gschs reported that in service of rescue “101” has already received the first reports of flooding. In particular, in the village of Anan area due to heavy rains impounded 20 private homes and households. Rescuers evacuated from one house 6 residents. Including 4 children, which was relocated to the premises of the kindergarten of the village. The people of the rest houses provided assistance for the evacuation of cattle from flooded areas.
With 11 households already pumped out of 1.98 million cubic meters of water, the work continues.
A similar situation in the village Kachurivka Podolsk district, where flood 7 private households and basements. Rescuers with the help of water pumps pumped 820 cubic meters of water.
Also assisted in pumping 450 cubic meters of water in three households in the village Vinogradovka Bolgradske district.
The police of the Odessa region warned drivers that 8:00 on June 26 until further notice will be closed to traffic section (48 — 54 km) of motorway Odessa — Reni.
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