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Victims, fallen trees, and power outages: What's known about storm consequences in Ukraine

Victims, fallen trees, and power outages: What's known about storm consequences in Ukraine Ukraine has been hit by a powerful storm (Photo:
Author: Daria Shekina

Ukraine was hit by a powerful storm on Saturday, October 28. Strong winds and rain resulted in fallen trees. There are casualties and injuries as a result of the storm.

For more information on the consequences of today's storm, refer to RBC-Ukraine's material.

Sources used in preparing the material include: Telegram of the Minister of Internal Affairs, Ihor Klymenko; Facebook of the Ministry of Energy; DTEK Kyiv Electric Grids; State Emergency Service press service; Telegram of the Kyiv City State Administration; Facebook of the Mayor of Kyiv, Vitaliy Klitschko; Head of the Lviv Regional State Administration, Maksym Kozytskyy; Head of the Rivne Regional State Administration, Vitalii Koval; Head of the Ternopil Regional State Administration, Volodymyr Trush; Kyiv Regional State Administration

Today, western, northern, and central Ukraine are experiencing strong winds and rain. Wind gusts reach speeds of up to 25 m/s.

The strong wind has led to fallen branches and trees. According to the Ministry of Energy, power outages have occurred in 14 regions: Vinnytsia, Volyn, Dnipro, Zhytomyr, Zakarpattia, Ivano-Frankivsk, Kyiv, Lviv, Rivne, Sumy, Ternopil, Khmelnytskyi, Chernivtsi, and Chernihiv regions.

In total, 1,045 settlements are without power, affecting 306,000 families.


The capital city experienced a storm from the morning. The powerful wind not only tore off branches but uprooted trees. In total, more than 250 trees have been reported fallen or damaged.

According to local authorities, in Kyiv, a building, three kiosks, four vehicles, and a public transport stop have been damaged.

As a result of the storm in the Podil and Shevchenko districts of Kyiv, two men aged 65 and 35 died. Seven people have also been injured and suffered fractures. Five of them have been hospitalized.

DTEK warns about possible emergency power outages in the capital. In the Kyiv region, as of 13:00, 305 power lines and over 7,350 substations have been damaged.

Khmelnytskyi region

In the Khmelnytskyi region, the situation with power supply is the most severe. Over 400 populated areas are without electricity. In addition, the power lines of interstate connection with Hungary have been disconnected there.

Lviv region

The region has also been affected by rains and strong winds. Due to the bad weather, 132 populated areas in the Lviv region are without electricity.

Vinnytsia region

The storm caused a fall of trees in Vinnytsia and 5 other districts in the region. In the regional center, fallen branches damaged two cars that were parked near a residential building.

Zhytomyr region

Rescuers report that roads in the Zhytomyr region were partially blocked due to fallen branches and trees, but they have already been cleared. In Korostyshiv, a tree fell on a car.

As of the morning, 36 populated areas in the Zhytomyr region were without electricity.

Zakarpattia region

In the Carpathian region, not only strong winds but also heavy rain were observed today. Downpours flooded the basements of residential buildings in Khustsk and Mukachevo districts.

Victims, fallen trees, and power outages: What's known about storm consequences in Ukraine

Rivne region

In the Rivne region, the bad weather caused power outages in approximately 30 power lines. The Rivne District suffered the most.

The State Emergency Service reported that the bad weather damaged the roof of the Dubno Castle, a state historical and cultural reserve.

Ternopil region

According to the Regional State Administration, around 70 populated areas are currently without electricity due to the bad weather in the Ternopil region. Emergency teams of power workers are already working on restoring power.