Blackout persists in Avdiyivka, water supply rationed
Avdiyivka has centralized heating supply with average indoor air temperatures of 15-17 degrees Celsius, while centralized power supply has yet to be restored, the Ukrainian State Emergency Service said in a report as of 8 a.m. on Thursday.
"Heating supply to the city with a population of about 22,000 is centralized; it comes from the plant's co-generator running on natural gas; water temperature in the heating grids stands at 50 degrees Celsius, and indoor air temperature is 15-17 degrees. There is rationed centralized water supply from reserves (a 200 kWt power plant of the State Emergency Service is pumping water at the Avdiyivka pumping station)," the report said.
There is no centralized power supply. Social facilities, which have no reserve generators of their own, are been powered by 11 generators of the State Emergency Service.
A total of 149 persons, including 77 children, have been evacuated from Avdiyivka, the report said.
The city has a shelter (seven tents deployed by the State Emergency Service and one deployed by a charity) and three stationary warming centers, which have been visited by over 4,500 people. Three field kitchens are providing food.
Outdoor temperatures stood at minus 10 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning.
According to the Ukrainian State Emergency Service, 175 people, including 94 children, have been evacuated from Avdiyivka since January 29.
Avdiyivka School No. 7 reopened in the morning and classes resumed.