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.