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Overflowing Yeghegis River Results in Damages in Vayots Dzor

The Armenian Rescue Service of the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations received a call at 9:05 am on May 31 that as a result of the Yeghegis River overflowing, the waterline that provides drinking water to the Getap village in the province of Vayots Dzor has been damaged.

According to information received on the same day at 7:15 pm, as a result of the overflowing river, the cultivated lands belonging to Hermon village in Vayots Dzor have been flooded and there is threat that two pedestrian bridges might also be submerged in water.

Rescue services have since informed the public that the extent of the damage to the cultivated lands is being measured, while there is no longer the threat of the pedestrian bridges being flooded.

However, it was reported in the evening that a fruit orchard of 1,000 square meters and 30-meter roadside segment of the road between Shatin and Yeghegis villages in Vayots Dzor has been flooded as a result of the Yeghegis River overflowing.

As a result, the road has become one way only. If the overflowing continues, the road might become impassable, reports the Emergency Channel information center.

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