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At least 80 settlements in Crimea left without power due to storms

February 08, 2012, 12:18 UTC+3

Storms in Ukraine continue to leave its population without power

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DONETSK, February 8 (Itar-Tass) — At least 80 settlements in the Crimea have been left without power because of storms.

According to the Crimean emergency department, as a result of the storm and strong winds, reaching the speed of 20-25 m/s, at least 77 settlements were left without power. A total of 70,000 people are left without power. The Crimean power grid, Krymenergo, involved 69 brigades to cope with the consequences of the accidents at high-voltage lines. Drifting on highways hampered road traffic.

The storm also affected the Odessa and Kherson regions where at least 57 locations were left without electricity.


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