“Columns with drinking water and equipment arrived in the Kherson region. In addition, employees of the Russian Emergencies Ministry continue to work to rescue people from the roofs of flooded houses, provide assistance to the population, distribute water and food,” he said. the Emergencies Ministry said in a statement.
Parallel to this, there is an evacuation of those who wish to get out of the flooded houses. According to rescue teams, more than 1,500 people have already been evacuated by boat.
“Employees of the department rescued 1,534 people, including 154 children. 5,133 people were evacuated, including 178 children and 66 people with reduced mobility,” the Russian Emergencies Ministry press service said.