Severe Weather - Ukraine

NATURAL DISASTER WARNINGS

Due to severe weather, there were multiple weather alarms around the country.

What we know

  • Power outages reported in 43 settlements in Chernihiv, Donetsk and Kirovohrad
  • In the Kirovohrad, Mykolaiv and Kyiv regions 130 buildings are heavy damaged
  • The State Emergency Service reported that in the Kropyvnytskyi city the roofs of more than 100 residential buildings were damaged
  • More than 20 people are reported to the hospital because of injuries caused by severe weather, no report of the deaths

Emergency Numbers in Ukraine

  • 112 - Centre for public safety - A unique emergency number used for all type of emergencies
  • 101 - Fire brigade
  • 102 - Police
  • 103 - Ambulance

Severe Weather - Safety Advice

Severe weather refers to any dangerous meteorological phenomena with the potential to cause damage, serious social disruption, or loss of human life!

How to prepare 

  • Postpone outdoor activities
  • Secure outdoor objects that could blow away and cause damage
  • Know your evacuation routes
  • Be aware of your location
  • Get Emergency supplies
  • Make a plan in case of disaster
  • Keep a list of emergency numbers handy
  • Make sure important documents are safe in waterproof containers
  • Be prepared for power outages
  • Charge your mobile phone to ensure you have a reception
  • Ensure pets and animals are in a safe area

How to stay safe

  • Take safe shelter immediately inside a sturdy building, away from windows, doors and electrical appliances.
  • If there is no shelter around you, stay away from trees
  • Avoid metal
  • Stay out of water
  • Don't use your cell phone during a thunderstorm
  • Floodwater is dangerous – never drive, walk or ride through floodwater
  • Floodwater is toxic – never play or swim in floodwater
  • Avoid landline telephones and unplug all unnecessary electrical appliances, as telephone lines and metal pipes conduct electricity
  • Do not go outside to repair damage while the storm is in progress
  • Open internal doors only as needed, and close them behind you

What to do after

  • Be careful, not to touch any electrical/telephone cables that have been blown down or are still hanging
  • Do not walk too close to walls, buildings and trees as they could have been weakened
  • Avoid flooded areas
  • Check your home and property for damage.
  • Do not drive through affected areas unless it is necessary
  • If trapped, try to contact 112 and stay by a window to attempt to signal someone outside
  • Use the internet, radio and local media for news updates

Emergency Numbers in Ukraine

  • 112 - Centre for public safety - A unique emergency number used for all type of emergencies
  • 101 - Fire brigade
  • 102 - Police
  • 103 - Ambulance