Tuesday morning’s violent storms in Ukraine left 23 people—including two children—injured and at least 10 dead, according to a report by Kyiv Independent, which quoted Interior Minister Ihor Klymenko. One of the hardest-hit areas of Ukraine, Odesa Oblast, reported five fatalities and fifteen injuries among the casualties. According to Klymenko, emergency services helped 2,498 people in the oblast, including 162 children. The minister said that two persons in the Mykolaiv Oblast had died and two had been injured. According to Kyiv Independent, the remaining deceased victims were reported to be in Kharkiv Oblast and Kyiv.
The Russian authorities also reported one person dead in Crimea due to the weather conditions on November 27.
Notably, heavy storms, wind, rain, and snowfall hit much of Ukraine on November 26-27, leading to floods, damages to buildings, power outages, and traffic problems, Kyiv Independent reported.
Earlier on Monday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed gratitude to the rescuers, utility workers and local authorities for carrying out the rescue operation around the clock.
“Bad weather has caused power outages in more than 2,000 towns and villages in 16 regions of Ukraine and has also blocked road traffic. I am grateful to all rescuers, utility workers, the National Police, local authorities, and engineers working around the clock to help people,” Zelenskyy posted on X (formerly Twitter).