About 600 square kilometers of territory are in the flooded zone in Kherson region.

09.06.2023 06:17

In Kherson, a slight decrease of water levels observed in places. The situation is stabilizing. Currently, the water level is 5.4 meters. There are already a large number of populated areas flooded. Lower down the Dnipro, along the Ingulets River, water levels are rising. Viktor Vitovetskyi, director of the Department of Organization of Civil Protection Activities of the State Emergency Service, announced this on the air of the "Yedyni Novyny" telethon.

"According to forecasts of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center, in the future in Kherson there will be a tendency to lower water levels with a short-term increase of 1-5 cm. In the channel of the Ingulets river, the water level will rise. In this regard, a number of settlements in the Mykolaiv and Kherson regions are currently significantly flooded," Viktor Vitovetskyi said.

According to him, as of the morning of June 9, 46 settlements were flooded, including 14 in the temporarily occupied territory. In general, about 600 sq. km were in the flooded zone in the Kherson region territory, of which 30% is the right bank.

"Unfortunately, even on the right bank, our specialists are not safe. Yesterday, as a result of enemy shelling, 2 employees of the State Emergency Service were injured, they are in the hospital, their condition is stable. Therefore, the danger is there and it always remains," said the director of the Department of Organization of Civil Protection Measures of the State Emergency Service.

In total, 2,336 people have already been evacuated since the beginning of the works. Evacuation continues. 35 buses are involved, there is a reserve of transport. The State Emergency Service has modern vehicles and equipment that allows to reach all flooded areas.

"More than 800 rescuers are currently working in the Kherson region, the forces and means of the local authorities and the National Police are involved. Volunteers actively help. However, unfortunately, there are those who come, take a "selfie" and go back. That's why I'm asking everyone who came to help!" - concluded Viktor Vitovetskyi.

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