Flood in Krasnodar Region: Waters pumped out of 60% of houses in Krasnodar territory but a lot needs to be done

Recovery efforts continue in the south of Russia's Krasnodar territory following devastating floods, the Emergency Situations Ministry's Southern Regional Center said in a press release.

"Gas supplies have already been restored to all of the social sector facilities in the town of Krymsk. Power supplies have been restored in full to Gelendzhik and Novorossiisk," it said.

Flood waters have been pumped out of 2,135 houses, or 63% of the total number of inundated buildings, in Gelendzhik, Novorossiisk and Krymsk.

Postal workers are currently distributing lump-sum payments to those affected by the disaster - 10,000 rubles for each affected person.

However, water supplies have not yet been restored to the villages of Nizhnebakanskaya and Neberdzhayevskaya in Russia's southern Krasnodar territory, which was recently hit by devastating floods, a spokesman for the local branch of the Emergency Situations Ministry told Interfax.

"A total of 2,400 people, of them 2,000 in the village of Neberdzhayevskaya, are still suffering from the absence of water supplies," he said.

Power supplies have already been resumed in the town of Krymsk, where 11 meal stations are operating, he said.

More than 17,000 people are left without power supplies in flood-stricken Krymsk, according to the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry.

"As of Tuesday morning, 17,600 people are still without power supplies, 28,000 are without gas supplies and 2,000 are without water supplies," the ministry said.

The flood fully destroyed 400 houses in Gelendzhik and Novorossiisk, as well as the villages of Divnomorskoye, Nizhnebakanskaya, Niberdzhayevskaya and Kabardinka in the Krasnodar Territory.

A total of 29,000 lost all their property, while 5,500 more are left without essentials.

Some 767 people, including 159 children stay at temporary camps at the accident site. The others stay at their relatives.

A total of 872 people were rescued. Some 2,854 were evacuated from the flooded zones.

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