Crimea – Flash Floods in Sudak Prompt Evacuations, Dozens of Cars Damaged

Dozens of cars were swept away and piled up after raging floods and mudflows in Sudak, a popular tourist resort on the Black Sea in Crimea.

Local government sources say that 30 mm of rain fell in just 1 hour. Over 40 houses and 4 streets in Sudak were flooded as the Suuk Su River, which runs through the town, broke its banks. Over 70 people were evacuated from their homes, according to the local government.

Flooding also hit the nearby village of Dachne, where 5 houses were damaged and 25 people evacuated.

Local news reports showed images of a huge car pile-up caused when mudflows and flood water swept away vehicles along the Simferopol to Sudak highway.

Flood Summary

Last updated: August 21, 2017
Event
Sudak, Crimea, Russia / Ukraine
Date
August 18 to August 20, 2017
Type
Urban flood, Flash flood
Cause
Extreme rainfall

Locations

A - Sudak
B - Dachne

Magnitude

River level
Overflowing
Suuk Su River, Sudak - August 18 to August 19, 2017
Rainfall level
30 mm in 24 hours
Sudak - August 18 to August 19, 2017
no figures available for 24 hour period. Government of Sudak report that 30 mm of rain fell in 1 hour.

Damages

Evacuated
100 people
Sudak and Dachne - August 18 to August 19, 2017
Additional
50 cars damaged / destroyed
Sudak - August 18 to August 19, 2017
Additional
41 houses damaged
Sudak and Dachne - August 18 to August 19, 2017

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