Widespread floods triggered by heavy rain affected the western oblasts of the country (particularly Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattya, and Lviv) on 22-24 June, resulting in fatalities and damage.
According to media reports, 3 people have died in Verkhovyna District (Ivano-Frankivsk) and 800 people have been evacuated. At least 5,000 houses have been flooded in 187 villages across many Districts, roads and bridges damaged.
Several rivers overflowed, particularly the Cheremosh river that broke through an embankment and affected the village of Banyliv in Vyzhnytskyi District (Chernivtsi oblast).
National authorities have activated the rescue and emergency teams to help those affected.
On 25-26 June, heavy rain with thunderstorms is forecast over the western oblasts of Lviv, Uzhgorod, Ivano-Frankivsk, Chernivtsi and the south-western oblast of Odessa.