Wrath of water visited upon Ukraine: Floods cross borders, displace thousands
KIEV, Ukraine – From California to Cairo to Cyprus, this month’s global landscape appears desiccated by droughts. Yet, in Ukraine the situation is far from dry. After five days of relentless rain, the Prut and Dnestr rivers are extraordinarily high, reports Reuters.
At least 40,000 homes have been flooded and 12,000 people evacuated. According to the report, 22 have perished in Ukraine. The tragedy has also overflowed national boundaries, killing 4 in Romania. As waters begin to recede, some more fortunate are heading home.
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