Some 117 settlements across Ukraine de-energized amid massive rainstorms

16:00, 26 July 2018
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State Emergency Service of Ukraine

In particular, electricity supplies have been disrupted to 30 settlements in Zaporizhia region, 24 of those in Dnipropetrovsk region, another 20 in Zhytomyr region, 14 in Kyiv region, 13 in Donetsk region, 12 in Luhansk region, and four in Kirovohrad region, the State Emergency Service (SES) of Ukraine reported on July 26.

Regional energy distribution companies deployed their repair teams to tackle blackouts.

As UNIAN reported earlier, massive thunderstorms with the downpour and hail on July 25 flooded the roads and underpasses in Kyiv, causing huge traffic jams citywide and a complete standstill downtown.

The underpass at the intersection of streets near Dorogozhychi subway station was almost completely flooded, which caused huge traffic jams.

In addition, the square in front of Kyiv International Airport (Zhuliany) (Terminals A and D) was completely flooded with water as a result of the heavy rainfall.

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