East Siberia would experience its heaviest floods by the end of this week - experts

Current floods in eastern Siberia will most likely peak in a few days, according to a senior figure at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry

Current floods in eastern Siberia will most likely peak in a few days' time, according to a senior figure at Russia's Emergency Situations Ministry.

Amur region would experience its heaviest floods by the end of this week and Khabarovsk territory early next week, Vladimir Stepanov, head of the ministry's National Crisis Management Center, told a news conference in Moscow on Wednesday.

"There are forecasts, we are getting them from our own specialists and from our counterparts at Rosgidromet [the Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring] and at Rosvodoresursy [the Federal Agency for Water Resources, and all leading research institutions are involved in this work today.

The All-Russia Center for Monitoring and Emergency Situation Forecasting of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations is also following this situation round the clock. It needs to be said that we forecast this situation to peak by the end of this week," Stepanov said.

"This should happen on the territory of Amur region by the end of this week. As for Khabarovsk, it'll happen early next week, and we are taking this into account in organizing our work," he said.

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