Chance of failing pit dam now imminent. The territory of the town of Kalush and villages of Kropyvnyk and Sivka-Kaluska in Kalush district of Ivano-Frankivsk region were declared an “ecological catastrophe zone” for a period of 90 days by Presidential decree, and was backed by Parliament. In compliance with the President Yuschenko's decree, the Cabinet of Ministers is urged to immediately evacuate people from this area.
Flash floods killed at least 10 people and destroyed hundreds of houses in different parts of Kandahar Province, southern Afghanistan, on 7 February, according to the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS).
Many houses in the Wadi Gaza area, south of Gaza City have been flooded and many others are still in high risk. Several bridges in the area are also at risk of being washed away. Around 500 people have been affected so far.