Transcarpathia is under water... (Photo report)
According to the rescuers, at present, as a result of the flood, almost 2,000 hectares of land in Transcarpathia, seven highways were flooded, and 150 people were evacuated from flooded dwellings. The flood destroyed two vehicle bridges.
These data on the flood situation was provided to the Ukrinform correspondent by the Office of the State Emergencies Service in Transcarpathian region.
"At present, 1987 hectares of farmland, 7 road sections with a total length of 1470 m have been flooded, 146 people have been evacuated (displaced) out of 40 dwellings. Today's flood destroyed 2 vehicle and 1 pedestrian bridges of local significance. Personnel and means of the State Emergencies Service Offce, the Tisa River Basin Water Resources Administration the National Police are engaged in the disaster relief operations", - the statement said.
Officers of the State Emergencies Service Office in Transcarpathian region and the Tisa River Basin Water Resources Administration are pumping water out of yards and basements of residential houses, reinforcing dams (500 m was reinforced and 850 bags of sand were laid, the work continues), evacuating the population, property and livestock.
The most difficult situation is in the lowlands of Vynogradiv and Irshava districts.
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