Crimea's Resort City Of Yalta Prepares For New Bout Of Heavy Rains - Mayor
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Mon 21st June 2021 | 10:57 PM
The Crimean resort city of Yalta is preparing for a possible new bout of heavy rains, Yanina Pavlenko, the city mayor, said on Monday
Crimea has been struggling with heavy rains and massive floods since Thursday. On Friday, a cyclone hit Yalta, leading to the overflowing of a river as well as the flooding of streets and homes; the entrance into the city was temporarily closed.
m. [17:00 GMT] and all day tomorrow. We expect another 12 mm of rainfall. Of course, we are preparing for this," Pavlenko told the press.
The Russian Emergencies Ministry said on Saturday that over 1,700 people, including more than 300 children, have been evacuated in Crimea amid heavy rains and floods, with nearly 200 currently housed at temporary shelters.