Water level in Amur may reach 830 centimeters mark by Friday

In the next two days the water level in the Amur river may climb 10-15 centimeters more and reach 820-830 cm in the area of Khabarovsk by September 6, the press service of the city administration says.

In the next two days the water level in the Amur river may climb 10-15 centimeters more and reach 820-830 cm in the area of Khabarovsk by September 6, the press service of the city administration says.

"Upon reaching the maximum predicted level of 830 cm the number of flooded houses may grow to 871, including 647 private houses and 224 apartment blocks," the report says.

On Monday 638 houses accommodating a population of some 9,000 people were flooded in Khabarovsk.

Over 200 people were accommodated at temporary settlement sites, over 40 of them children.

At 8 p.m. local time the water level was 800 cm.

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