Ukraine: About flood in Zakarpattya region 06 Mar 2001

Situation Report
Originally published
From The reference of the Information and Analytical Department by state to 9:00 a.m. on March 6, 2001 (BRIEF VERSION)

Heavy hydrological condition in 11 regional areas remains in the territory of Zakarpattya region as a result of melted and rainy flood and sudden rise of water level. Highest water levels were registered in the water rating station on Tisa river: near Rakhiv town - 535 cm (historical maximum - 500 cm), near Khust town - 517 cm (historical maximum - 490 cm), near Tyachiv town - 741 cm (historical maximum - 726 cm).

By state to 6:00 a.m. on March 6 in suffered regional areas 192 inhabited localities (i.l.) (8 307 buildings) were underflooded, 10 buildings were destroyed, 7 136 persons were resettled, 74 i.l. de-energized, 56 automatic telephone exchanges out. There are no lost and victims.

The forces and means of the six search and rescue units and Ministry of Emergencies of Ukraine, Zakarpattya joint element of standing readiness and battalion "Tisa" of the MOD of Ukraine, the Regional Water Enterprise (Oblvodgosp), Highway Directorate and the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine were involved for relief's providing to population and flood consequences elimination. Total: 20 634 persons and 723 units of equipment.

155 500 ashy sacks has dispatched from different regions of the country for strengthening dams, 68 400 were stacked to dams' body.

The head of Zakarpattya Regional State Administration V.Baloga has leaded the work coordination, in areas - heads of Areal State Administrations.

The coordination of the works carry out the operational staff in the Ministry, in the region - operational team of the MOE at the head of the Minister.