The water level in the Amur near Khabarovsk dropped below 596 centimeters as of noon local time (05:00 a.m. Moscow time), the press service for the Emergency Situations Ministry's Main Department for the region reported on Wednesday.
The water level in Komsomolsk-on-Amur went down 2 centimeters over the course of four hours, reaching a level of 892 centimeters, and the water level near Nikolayevsk-on-Amur went up 4 centimeters, reaching 254 centimeters.
According to the press service for the Emergency Situations Ministry center for the Far East, 77 populated areas have been flooded in the Khabarovsk Territory. Over 3,000 residential buildings where over 36,000 people have been flooded. A total of 4,170 gardens have also been flooded.
The flood has also hurt crops on a total area of over 45,000 hectares.
Over 7,500 people were evacuated from the flooded area as of September 18, the press service reported. Over 2,000 people remain in temporary accommodation facilities.
A total of 53 evacuation points have been deployed in the Khabarovsk Territory.
All rights reserved by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.