Details of Disaster Information

Ukraine : Cold Wave : 2006/01/26
GLIDE: CW-2006-000008-UKR  DRR & Disaster Information

Duration 2006/01/26
Name Cold Wave
Outline At least 180 people have died and 3,000 have been hospitalized in the severe cold spell in Ukraine, where temparatures plunged to minus 25 Celsius (minus 13 Fahrenheit).

Human Impact Physical Impact Others

Related Links
  • BBC News 2006/01/26
    Hundreds have died in Ukraine, Poland and several other countries during a week of record sub-zero temperatures.
    Overnight some 40 people died in Ukraine, raising to 181 the number of deaths blamed on the weather there.
  • CNN 2006/01/26
    A bitter cold wave has killed 181 people in Ukraine over last five days, the Health Ministry said Thursday.