Flood waters subside in ten localities of Amur region

Flood waters have receded in ten towns and villages of Russia's Amur region, where another 70 localities remain partially flooded today, the Emergency Situations Ministry's Far East branch said in a press release on Thursday.

Flood waters have receded in ten towns and villages of Russia's Amur region, where another 70 localities remain partially flooded today, the Emergency Situations Ministry's Far East branch said in a press release on Thursday.

"Flood waters have subsided in ten towns and villages of the Amur region over the past 24 hours. However, 5,034 houses, where 27,529 people, including 6,939 children, live, are still partially submerged by flood waters in another 70 localities of the region," it said.

A total of 107 social sector facilities are located in the flood-stricken district. The floods have also damaged crops on an area of more than 508,000 hectares.

Up to 458 kilometers of local roads and 35 highway bridges were partially destroyed as a result of the floods as well.

As many as 14,295 people, among them 5,466 children, have been evacuated from the flood-hit areas. Of them, 1,379 people, including 611 children, are currently using temporary shelters.

The Amur region authorities have set up a total of 93 emergency shelters, where flood victims are also provided with hot meals and medical care.

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