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Flooding recorded in Mykolaiv's four districts, water level rises by 82 cm

7 June, 2023 Wednesday
23:16

On Wednesday, June 7, flooding was recorded in four districts of Mykolaiv

Mayor Oleksandr Sienkevych reported this. 

“The water level in the waters of Mykolaiv has risen by 82 cm in total,” the mayor of Mykolaiv said at 6:30 p.m.

In the Zavodskyi district of Mykolaiv, the water has come close to the bus stop complexes. The bank is being reinforced at the lowest point. The equipment is already in operation. The Levanevtsiv and the Yacht Club areas - restaurants and boat bases - are flooded.

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The beach on the side of Zaliznychna Street in the Inhul district is flooded.

There is flooding in the area of Rybna Street. The water reached some piers of the boat cooperative.

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The central district: Nyzhnia Naberezhna - due to the rising water level, the ground is sinking. Utilities have fenced the area with tape. Mykolaiv residents are asked not to walk there. There is no threat of flooding in Raketne Urochyshche.

Flooding situation in the Mykolaiv region

Ivan Kukhta, head of the Snihurivka City Military Administration, reports that as a result of the dam explosion, bridges in the Snihurivka district of the Mykolaiv region were destroyed and flooded.

“Information as of 07:00 am. The bridge in the village of Yelyzavetivka is destroyed. The village of Halahanivka is completely flooded. Currently, the connection between Snihurivka and Vasylivka, Yevhenivka, Pavlivka and Tamaryne is open. The video shows the bridge near Novovasylivka,” Kukhta wrote.

As of 4:00 pm, the bridge crossing near the village of Vasylivka is completely flooded, and traffic is stopped.

 

It is noted that residents of 3 houses are being evacuated in the community, 43 gardens are flooded, and water is coming to the houses.

Mykolaiv regional council deputy Viktoria Moskalenko told Espreso that according to forecasts, there is no threat of flooding in Mykolaiv as of this morning.

“There are forecasts of flooding of three settlements on the Kinburn Spit. It belongs to the Sviatoslav National Park, so it is at risk of becoming an island rather than a peninsula if the water rises by more than 5 meters. No one is nearby and cannot assess the dam's flooding and whether water will continue to leak,” she said.

Kakhovka dam explosion

On June 6, occupying Russian forces blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, completely destroying it. The evacuation of residents of the flooded areas began. After that, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy convened an emergency meeting of the Security and Defense Council, and the world began to respond to the tragedy. Follow the detailed course of events here.

In particular, Ukraine's Cabinet of Ministers has allocated UAH 1.5 billion to build two new water mains that will help supply Kryvyi Rih, Nikopol and Marhanets with drinking water. In addition, the Kherson, Mykolaiv, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions were allocated almost UAH 846 million to meet the regions' drinking water needs.

And a number of Ukrainian cities have declared their readiness to accept southerners.

Instead, Lieutenant General Serhiy Nayev, commander of the AFU Joint Forces, said that the occupiers' blowing up of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant would not affect the Ukrainian counteroffensive. And the Kyiv HPP is covered from air strikes and protected from enemy subversive reconnaissance groups.

For his part, Ukrhydroenergo CEO Ihor Syrota said that the peak of the water spill from the Kakhovka reservoir is expected in the morning of June 7. According to him, after that the situation will begin to stabilize, and in 4-5 days the water will start to subside.

And the President of Ukraine held a meeting of the supreme military command to discuss the situation at the front, readiness for a counteroffensive, and the Russian explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. He emphasized that Russia had mined the dam of the hydroelectric power plant last year, and Ukraine was ready for the explosion.

In addition, Volodymyr Zelenskyy discussed the consequences of the hydroelectric power plant explosion and the risks to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant with the IAEA Director General and invited him to Ukraine.

The Ministry of Agrarian Policy has estimated that about 10,000 hectares of agricultural land on the right bank will be flooded as a result of the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP.

On the evening of June 6, the UN Security Council met to discuss the situation that arose after Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station dam. Ukraine's permanent representative to the UN, Sergiy Kyslytsya, said that by blowing up the hydroelectric power plant, the Russians had proved that they were unable to hold the temporarily occupied territories. In turn, the UN Under-Secretary-General emphasized that the explosion of the hydroelectric power plant would have far-reaching consequences for many thousands of people.

US President Joe Biden also responded to the tragedy. He assured of his support and assistance to Ukraine.

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