The July storm in Transcarpathia was recognized as a natural disaster of the local level

16 July 2019 10:15  19200922 0202980
The July storm in Transcarpathia was recognized as a natural disaster of the local level

On Monday, July 15, the Regional Commission on Technological and Environmental Safety and Emergencies met at the Regional State Administration.

They considered the disaster relief measures regarding the storm, which swept through the region of July 7 and caused significant damage to the economy.

Heavy precipitations, hailstones and strong wind gusts damaged the roofs of private and public buildings, roads, and plantations. Gardens and grain crops in the fields of Uzhgorod and Irshava districts suffered the greatest losses. In general, according to preliminary calculations, the total amount of losses incurred in the region is 53 million 908.97 thousand hryvnias.

The Commission members recognized the storm, that hit the region of July 7, a natural disaster of the local level. Irshava and Uzhgorod district state administrations were instructed to immediately carry out inspections of badly damaged dwellings and infrastructure facilities and submit information to the regional state administration. The relevant units of the Regional State Administration have to urgently prepare proposals on the sources of financing for disaster relief measures. It is also necessary to take immediate measures to repair damaged roofs using local material and financial reserves. Local budgets should grant victims (especially low-income families) material assistance.

The head of the Regional State Administration will be carrying out control over the implementation of the adopted decision, the press service of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration reported.

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