523 settlements still flooded in Ukraine

11:02, 01 August 2008
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10 thousand 484 people...

As of today, 523 settlements and 9 thousand 10 houses are still flooded in six oblasts in the Western Ukraine, in particular, in Ivano-Frankivsk, Lviv, Vinnytsya, Chernivtsi, Zakarpattya, and Ternopil Oblasts. The water has been drained from 261 settlement (38 thousand 660 houses).

UNIAN was informed about this at the press-service of the Ukraine’s Ministry of Emergency.

Besides, 24 thousand 917 hectares of agricultural lands remain under water.

Ministry of Emergency subdivisions deliver foodstuffs, drinking water, and medicines to the population in the floods area.

62 highways and bridges have been repaired.

On the whole, 10 thousand 484 people are involved in the liquidation of the natural disaster consequences.

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