The number of houses affected by floods in the Siberian part of Russia has nearly reached 4,000, and over 7,600 people have been evacuated from dangerous areas, says Oleg Voronov, a deputy chief of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry's National Crisis Center.
The water level in local rivers has risen significantly since May 29 due to heavy rains, which caused floods in some areas of the republics of Khakassia, Altai, and Tyva, and in the Altai territory.
"As of 6:00 a.m., 3,967 residential houses in 18 municipalities inhabited by over 9,000 people, including more than 2,000 children, remained flooded," Voronov said.
The number of houses affected by floods has grown by nearly 3,000 in the past 24 hours. The floods have also hit nearly 5,000 private vegetable gardens.
"As many as 7,635 people have been evacuated from flooded houses, and nearly 600 of them, including 128 children, are currently at temporary settlement centers," he said.
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