An issue related to overcoming the consequences of bad weather in the western regions of Ukraine will be considered at an extraordinary meeting of the State Commission on technogenic and environmental safety and emergencies chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, which will be held on June 25, 2020.
The PM gave instructions to Minister of Environmental Protection and Natural Resources of Ukraine Roman Abramovsky, Head of the State Emergency Service (SES) Mykola Chechiotkin, heads of regional state administrations and other officials as part of the preparation for the meeting to prepare proposals concerning urgent measures to overcome the effects of bad weather in western regions of the country.
"The commission will address the issue of providing assistance to the affected regions. Also, the water level rise is expected on the Dniester river. We must prepare in advance for the possible consequences," Denys Shmyhal underlined.
According to the data provided by the SES, heavy rains have worsened the floodwater situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and Lviv regions. The most difficult situation is observed in 12 districts of Ivano-Frankivsk region, in Vyzhnytskyi and Putilskyi districts of Chernivtsi region and in Stryy district of Lviv region.
As of 11:00 a.m. on June 23, 43 residential buildings, 92 farms, 21 homestead plots and more than 5 hectares of agricultural land were flooded in 38 settlements of Ivano-Frankivsk region. Roads and bridges were damaged by the disaster. In 4 settlements of Stryy district of Lviv region more than 100 houses, 3 outbuildings, 19 basements and 18 two-family farms were flooded. In Vyzhnytskyi district of Chernivtsi region collapse of dam №5 had occurred as a result 28 households were flooded
The red level emergency was declared in Ivano-Frankivsk and Chernivtsi regions.