Because of the strong north-easterly wind the water level in the Danube River near the town of Vilkovo Kilia district rose to 165 cm above ground level. As reported to the press service of the Office of Emergency Odessa Regional State Administration, "as a result of rising water in the river was flooding parts of the territory of non-residential Vilkovo as the critical level of the Danube in the district of the township is 155 cm."
In addition, the report says, because of the strong wind there was an accident at the power supply systems — a third of Vilkovo remained without electricity. Under the circumstances, rescue officers took the decision to evacuate by airboat "Mars-700" 24 Kilia area residents who are on the Danube Island, a distance of 12-15 kilometers Vilkovo. Also aimed at Vilkovo 7 mobile power for operation water intake station, hospital, school and kindergarten.
OblMChS experts expect the worsening situation in the flood zone, since breaking of the ice in the mouth of the Danube in Kilia district is about 90% of the area of the river, along the shoreline ice namerz 1.5-2 meters in width. At the same time, strong winds and a storm at sea prevents ice pass downstream to the sea. Conducting ice breaking operations in the Ukrainian part of the Danube River is impossible. Difficult situation, and in Romania, which can lead to congestion in the Ukrainian part of the Danube at the ice moves downstream, experts of MOE.