Flooding in Kherson Oblast: water recedes another 31 cm overnight

Flooding in Kherson Oblast: water recedes another 31 cm overnight

Expected rainfall in the oblast may slow water decline

Flooding in Kherson Oblast: water recedes another 31 cm overnight

In Kherson Oblast, the water level receded by an additional 31 cm overnight. 

This was reported by Oleksandr Prokudin, Head of the Oblast Military Administration.

The administration chief emphasised that rainfall is expected in the region in the coming days, which will slow down the water decline. However, since the start of the disaster at the Kakhovka HPP, the water level in Kherson region has decreased by 6.25 centimetres overall.

As of now, 35 populated areas on the right bank are flooded, with 3,763 houses submerged. A total of 2,588 people have been evacuated, including 248 yesterday.

Background. Previously, Mind reported that the IAEA is launching an assistance programme for Ukrainians affected by the destruction of the Kakhovka HPP. The head of the IAEA also plans to visit the ZNPP again following the destruction of the Kakhovka dam.

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