A powerful storm hits Crimea: half a million people without electricity, some dead
On November 26, a storm arrived in the Black Sea regions of Ukraine and Russia, accompanied by heavy rain and snowfall. Hundreds of thousands of people were left without electricity. There are dead, reports Meduza.
The hurricane caused significant damage to Crimea and Russian beach resorts such as Sochi, toppling buildings, trees and power lines.
Half a million people were left without electricity. In Crimea, wind speed reached 144 km/h. In Sevastopol, one of the halls of a marine aquarium was flooded, killing more than 500 marine animals.
In addition, the Institute of South Sea Biology, which is located in the same building as the aquarium, was damaged. Four scientific laboratories there were damaged.
The Institute’s oysters also died—an “experimental oyster spat,” and a small enterprise for growing mariculutra was completely destroyed.
The storm in the Black Sea that hit the shores of Crimea became the most powerful in the entire history of weather observations on the peninsula.
Dozens of videos of the storm's aftermath have appeared online. The wind knocked down trees, billboards, and power poles. Flooding of roads and embankments is also reported. In Yevpatoria they began to evacuate people from their homes.
Winds of 40 meters per second were last observed in Crimea on November 11, 2007, also during the exit of the southern cyclone.
Due to a storm in the Anapa area, the bulk carrier BLUE SHARK, flying the flag of Belize, ran aground. One death is currently known. This happened, according to preliminary information, in the village of Morskoye near Sudak, reports M24.
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In some areas of Kuban, almost a month's worth of precipitation fell in one day. At least three people died: two in the Krasnodar Territory (Russian Federation), one in Crimea (Ukraine).
The cyclone that caused the storm moved to the central part of Russia: in the Moscow region it caused the heaviest snowfall in the last 40 years. About 50 passenger trains are delayed due to the consequences of the storm on the Black Sea coast of the Krasnodar Territory of the Russian Federation, reports Unian. A fishing lodge in Sochi near Dagomys was washed away into the open sea. In Anapa, the roof of a five-story building was torn off by the wind; the damage area is 500 square meters.
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