Residential consumers in the region are experiencing interruptions in water supply and electricity. In the village of Vilkovo, the wind speed was 35 m/s, which, according to the Beaufort scale, corresponds to the indicators of a hurricane.
Due to the bad weather that is raging in the south of Ukraine, voltage surges began in the Odessa power grid. Utility workers had to turn off several boiler houses to prevent equipment breakdowns. The press service of the municipal enterprise “Heat Supply of the City of Odessa” spoke about the consequences of the disaster on the institution’s Facebook page. In addition, the details of the situation are mentioned in reports from Ukrenergo and Odessa officials.
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The Odessa region is suffering from a hurricane, during which wind gusts of up to 50 km/h (up to 13 m/s) were recorded. Due to bad weather, residents of the region suffer from a lack of light and heat. In Vilkovo, located in the southwest of the region, a wind speed of about 35 m/s was noted, which, according to the Beaufort scale, corresponds to the indicators of a hurricane.
Hurricane in Odessa on November 26 – consequences of bad weather
The Heat Supply of the City of Odessa reported that several large district boiler houses had been turned off. They indicated that they did this “forcedly”, because in some places there were voltage drops or the power supply was completely cut off. Due to problems in the network, equipment may be damaged, so they decided to “suspend the operation of large boiler houses.” They also note that as soon as stable power supply is restored, heat will be supplied.
Meanwhile, a photograph of a broken metal support was published on the Facebook page – the event took place in the Odessa region. There are damages in distribution networks. Due to bad weather, some areas of the Odessa and Nikolaev regions were cut off. It is stated that “significant damage” has occurred, therefore increasing the load on the equipment. Citizens are warned that “additional damage to networks due to technical reasons” is possible. Energy workers ask: “to consume electricity sparingly.”
The Infoxvodokanal portal reported that there are also interruptions in water supply in Odessa. The reason is power surges, which causes pumps to operate intermittently. In particular, pumping equipment “turns off every 10 minutes and cannot operate stably.” Some of the equipment was able to be connected to backup power sources – to generators. However, some are not. “We expect an improvement in power supply and stabilization of water pressure in the near future,” reported water suppliers in Odessa.
Odessa region – situation on roads and lighting
Meanwhile, photographs and videos are published on social networks showing natural disasters in the Odessa region. They show roads covered with snow, people being blown away by the wind. The Ministry of Internal Affairs warns that they are restricting traffic on the Odessa-Kyiv highway. Also, due to bad weather, the Odessa-Reni highway is closed.
Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Oleg Kiper wrote in the Telegram channel about the current situation that developed as of 20:00 on November 26. The official indicated that 234 settlements were without electricity, and in another 138, power supply was restored. He also said that 309 “Points of Indestructibility” have been launched in the region.
Let us note that in the Odessa region it began to snow on the afternoon of November 26th. As a result of gusts of wind and snow, almost a hundred accidents occurred on the roads.
Meanwhile, in Crimea they are talking about the consequences of the storm, which caused waves up to eight meters high. Local residents report interruptions in electricity, gas, and water, and representatives of the occupation authorities said they were declaring Monday a day off.