Several people died due to storms in Russia and Crimea. In Ukraine, more than 2,000 towns and cities suffer from power outages, according to the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In Crimea, half a million people will not have access to electricity.
Russian state media reported one person died in the Russian seaside resort of Sochi. Someone also died in Crimea. The third victim fell on a ship in the Kerch Strait. Russian authorities say at least 350 people have been evacuated.
The area has been experiencing stormy weather for days. In Ukraine, wind speeds reach 72 kilometers per hour. This causes a lot of unrest in the south of the country. In the Odessa region, 1,600 people were stuck in the snow. The authorities had to help them get free.
News of floods in the city of Yevpatoria in the Crimean peninsula. The governors of the annexed peninsula and the coastal city of Sevastopol declared a state of emergency.
Earlier, the authorities in Crimea gave residents there a day off on Monday due to bad weather conditions.