28 Nov 2023 12:15

Some 100,000 people in Crimea still without electricity after hurricane

ROSTOV-ON-DON. Nov 28 (Interfax) - Nearly 100,000 people in Crimea remain without electricity on Tuesday morning, head of Crimea Sergei Aksyonov said, pledging to restore power supply by this evening.

"As of this morning, 93,000 remain without electricity, 245 villages have problems with water supply. Of 125 boiler stations that were disconnected from the grid, 52 have resumed heating supply. With this pace, we expect to fully restore the power supply by the end of this day," Aksyonov said in his video comment published on his Telegram channel on Tuesday.

Ninety-three houses in the city of Yevpatoria remain inundated, but floodwaters are gradually receding, he said. The most challenging situation is currently in the village of Geroyevskoye, access to which is now complicated because of a damaged road, he said. A total of 739 roofs, a large number of coast protection structures and embankments in Crimea have been damaged.

Stormy winds with gusts up to 40 meters per second battered Crimea on Sunday. The local authorities declared Monday a day-off and imposed a state of emergency in the hardest-hit municipalities. The storm in the Black Sea flooded houses, resort infrastructure and roads, toppled trees and tore off roofs. The extreme weather killed one person and injured ten people in Crimea. Five people sought medical aid in Sevastopol. Some 500,000 residents of the peninsula were left without electricity.