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Water receding: Situation in areas flooded resulting from Kakhovka dam destruction

Water receding: Situation in areas flooded resulting from Kakhovka dam destruction Situation in the flooded areas of the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions after Kakhovka HPP dam sabotage (Photo: Vitalii Nosach/RBC-Ukraine)

The Press Officer of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine, Oleksandr Khorunzhyy, reported in a briefing that the water level after the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP on June 6 was at 31 cm and had decreased by 17 cm by June 19. Since the beginning of this day, it has dropped by 8 cm. In total, there are 25 affected settlements in the Kherson and Mykolaiv regions.

Kherson region

According to the Press Officer, four settlements on the right bank of the Dnipro River remain flooded. Specifically, in these settlements, 818 houses are affected.

"In addition, 17 settlements remain flooded on the temporarily occupied territory," he said.

Mykolaiv region

Four settlements in the Bashtanka district remain flooded, namely the villages of Novosofiivka, Lymantsi, Mykhailivka, and Barativka.

"I would like to note that there are no flooded buildings, but there are flooded households. Currently, eight households remain flooded," he said.

According to Oleksandr Khorunzhyy, one settlement in the region, Afanasiivka, is without electricity, and a centralized water supply has been suspended in seven settlements. Additionally, six artesian wells in Snihurivka have been taken out of operation.

Furthermore, according to his information, two bridges have been destroyed and two damaged in the region as a result of the flooding, and detours have been organized.

Evacuation from flooded areas

In the Kherson region, 2,783 individuals have been evacuated, including 309 children and 80 individuals with limited mobility, as well as 284 animals. In the Mykolaiv region, 990 people have been evacuated, including 167 children.

Dnipropetrovsk region

More than 30 settlements in the Dnipropetrovsk region currently lack a centralized water supply due to the explosion of the Kakhovka HPP by Russian forces.

"As a result of the disaster, water intake stations in the cities of Pokrov and Nikopol have ceased operation, leaving 35 settlements without centralized water supply, with 14 of them being partially affected," clarified the representative of the State Emergency Service.

According to him, a total of over 167,000 households in the region have been deprived of a centralized water supply.

Kakhovka HPP dam explosion

Russian forces detonated the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant on June 6. Initially, 80 settlements were found to be flooded in the affected area. The local population had less than 5 hours to safely evacuate from the flooded zone.

In the occupied part of the Kherson region, the aggressors not only prevented locals from evacuating by setting up checkpoints on "dry routes" but also shelled Kherson during the evacuation process.

According to the latest information, over 500 residents of the occupied Oleshky in the Kherson region may have died due to the inaction of the occupiers.