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Water level drops by 20 cm in Kherson region, 3,624 houses in 32 settlements flooded 

9 June, 2023 Friday
12:47

On the morning of June 9, the head of the Kherson Regional Military Administration, Oleksandr Prokudin, has said that the water level in the region dropped by 20 cm, and 3,624 houses in 32 settlements are flooded

He shared the information on Telegram.

"According to the latest information, the water level on the right bank reaches 5.38 cm, in Kherson it reaches 5.35 cm. The water level dropped by 20 cm overnight," he said.

As of the morning of June 9, a total of 3,624 houses in 32 settlements of the Kherson region have been confirmed to be flooded.

"In the morning, 2,352 people and about 550 animals were evacuated," added the head.

He also called on Kherson residents living in the flooded area to evacuate immediately.

The Telegram channel of the Kakhovka HPP destruction relief headquarters stated that due to constant Russian shelling and the deteriorating security situation in Kherson, the Kherson Regional Military Administration asks volunteers with boats who intended to join the rescue operation to refrain from visiting the city. 

Flooding situation in the regions

On June 6, Russians blew up the dam of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant. Read more about it here.

The Ministry of Health suggests the possibility of a cholera outbreak as a result of the Russians' blowing up the Kakhovka hydroelectric dam and flooding a number of settlements.

Kakhovka dam explosion: 1700 residents of Kherson region are evacuated, Russia launches hacker attack on hotline software

According to the experts, there is evidence to suggest that the dam's destruction was caused by an explosion from the inside.

As a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, wheat prices rose by 3% to USD 6.4 per bushel, corn by 1%, and oats by 0.8%. After correction, wheat costs about USD 6.23.

In the occupied town of Oleshky, Kherson region, the first deaths have already occurred as a result of flooding after the Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant, the mayor of the occupied town, Yevhen Ryshchuk, told Espreso.

Acting Director General of the Forests of Ukraine State Enterprise Yuriy Bolokhovets reported that 55,000 hectares of forest were threatened with flooding as a result of the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.

On June 7, the Ministry of Health reported a massive fish pestilence in the Dnipropetrovsk region and urged people not to collect or eat dead fish, or buy them at spontaneous markets.

On June 8, the Ministry of Agrarian Policy said that Ukraine could lose several million tons of crops due to the Russians' explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant.

Two water utilities in the Nikopol region were shut down due to the shallowing of the Kakhovka reservoir.

Water from the Kakhovka reservoir cut off the Kinburn Spit from the mainland.

As of Thursday evening, June 8, the water level in the Kherson region dropped by 6 cm.

In Mykolaiv, the water level in the city is being monitored. As of the night of June 9, there has been a drop of 5 cm in the water level. Currently, the water level in the water area is 100 cm.

Five more houses were flooded overnight in the Snihurivka community, Mykolaiv region.

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