Over 1,500 people evacuated from flooded areas of Amur region

Five populated areas remain flooded in the Amur region, and over 1,500 people have been evacuated, the Far Eastern Regional Center of the Emergency Situations Ministry has reported.

Five populated areas remain flooded in the Amur region, and over 1,500 people have been evacuated, the Far Eastern Regional Center of the Emergency Situations Ministry has reported.

"A total of 334 residential buildings in five populated areas of the Amur region remained flooded as of 2:00 p.m. Khabarovsk time (7:00 a.m. Moscow time) on August 7. Over 1,500 people have been evacuated from the flooded area. Some 200 of them are now located in temporary accommodation facilities and the others have gone to live with their relatives," the Far Eastern Regional Center of the Emergency Situations Ministry has reported.

A total of 64 temporary accommodation facilities, which can take over 16,000 people, have been deployed in the Amur region. The people who are located there receive hot meals and can get psychological assistance.


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In all the flooded villages, rescuers are visiting houses by boats, assisting the population, and transporting people, cargo, and equipment through flooded roads. Defense Ministry boats are being used to transport road vehicles and people on the 38th kilometer of the motorway connecting Zeya and Tygda, where a section of the road was destroyed by the flood.

The heads of local administrations are notifying the population of possible flooding, go door-to-door, and hand out leaflets. The flood situation is being monitored in the region (72 monitoring groups have been created).

The Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant is working normally, dumping 3,500 cubic meters of water a second. The dikes are currently being reinforced in the cities and villages of the region.

According to earlier reports, the flood situation aggravated in the Amur region due to lengthy rains and the dumping of water from the Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant, which have affected dozens of populated areas. A state of emergency has been put in place in the region.

According to the Emergency Situations Ministry, 334 residential buildings remain flooded in five populated areas of the Amur region (the villages of Ivanovka, Algach, Mazanovo, Vladimirovka, and Ust-Ivanovka). Traffic has been restricted on 15 sections of local and regional motorways 9a total of 7.720 meters long) due to the flood.

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