Floods in western Ukraine: 550 houses flooded, 83 bridges destroyed

Floods in western Ukraine: 550 houses flooded, 83 bridges destroyed

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As of June 29, 70 towns and villages in the four western regions remain flooded due to extreme weather conditions.

“In 70 towns and villages (42 – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 19 – in Chernivtsi region, 2 – in Lviv region, 7 – in Ternopil region), 550 houses are flooded (267 – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 163 – in Chernivtsi region, 120 – in Ternopil region); one facility of social and domestic infrastructure is flooded; 831 basements are flooded (574 – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 217 – in Chernivtsi region, 6 – in Lviv region, 34 – in Ternopil region); 1,898 smallholdings are flooded (1,008 – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 679 – in Chernivtsi region, 2 – in Lviv region, 209 – in Ternopil region); 150.5 km of the highway is damaged (149km – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 1.4km – in Chernivtsi region, 0.08 km – in Lviv region); 83 bridges are damaged (81 – in Ivano-Frankivsk region, 1 – in Chernivtsi region, 1 – in Lviv region),” the press service of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine informs.

Three people were killed in floods (in Ivano-Frankivsk region).

As reported, heavy rainfall on June 22-24 caused floods in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Lviv, and Ternopil regions.

The United States pledged to allocate $100,000 in new funding to eliminate the effects of severe flooding in western Ukraine, the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine announced on June 27.

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