Flood relief operations continue in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories.
Over the past 24 hours, water has receded from 1,084 yards and 4 social facilities in Maritime Territory. Repairs are ongoing at 23 sections of motorways, 4 of which have been opened for traffic. Train services operate normally.
As of today, 6 municipalities remain flooded in Martitime Territory – Ussuriysk Urban District, Nadezhdinskaya, Khaskhasky, Mikhailovka, Oktyabrsky and Pogranichny Districts. Water stays in 897 houses in 29 settlements.
Emergency Ministry’s responders keep helping the population of flooded areas. Ministry’s specialists are monitoring the water levels in rivers. Water was pumped out from 114 houses, 36 yards and 9 km of storm sewages were cleared, 80 cubic meters of silt and debris were removed. 38 people and more than 800 kg of cargoes were transported by boats, 80 tons of process water was delivered to the people.
Specialists of the 7th team of the Federal Fire Servcies helped residents of Ussuriysk Urban District to move across a temporary bridge over the Krounovka river and delivered cargoes. Over the past 24 hours, they transported 57 people and more than 2 tons of cargoes. In addition, the rescuers sawn the fallen trees, helped the affected people, cleared storm sewages and ditches. Together with representatives of the Far East Grid Company, responders restored 0.7 km of power cables in Mikhailovka District. Repair brigades also cleared one kilometer of roads between houses in Mikhailovka District. Rescuers delivered more than 12 tons of drinking water to the settlements of Zanadvorovka, Filippovka, Ovchinnikovo and Barabash.
Rospotrebnadzor’s mobile brigades continue watching the quality of drinking water, including that from water sources located in rural areas. The areas from which water receded are being cleared and disinfected. Water at water supply points is being treated and chlorinated. All necessary medical aid is provided to those in need.
There are 3 temporary shelters in Maritime Territory housing more than 140 people, including almost 50 children.
The flood situation in southwest and west Maritime Territory is stabilizing.
More than 2,300 people and 415 units of equipment of the Single State Disaster Management System, including more than 1,700 people, 264 units of equipment, 62 boats and 3 aircraft provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry are working in flood-hit districts of the region.
Roads are being repaired in Khabarovsk Territory, bridges on the highway between Birobidzhan and Kukan have been restored. About 30 people and 10 units of equipment are involved in the relief operations.
A Mil Mi-8 helicopter with necessary foodstuffs aboard has been sent to the settlement of Kukan. A helicopter of the regional disaster medicine center has also been dispatched there to provide medical aid and to transport people.
A squad of the territorial SAR team with equipment are now on the way to Kukan on trucks to set up a temporary crossing at flooded roads to transport people and food.
The Khabarovsk Territory Government and the Emergency Ministry’s Khabarovsk Territory Directorate are controlling the situation.
Emergency Ministry’s psychologists continue working in temporary shelters in Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories. They are specialists of the Far Eastern and Siberian branches of the Emergency Ministry’s Center for Emergency Psychological Aid, the Ministry’s Maritime and Khabarovsk Territories Directorates and organizations of the Single Disaster Management System. Emergency psychological aid has been provided on 4 occasions, while some 100 people applied for information and psychological support. In addition, house-to-house rounds are ongoing, during which the psychologists are asking how the people are and what they need.
Emergency operations centers have been set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime Territory Directorate to coordinate the operations, Ministry’s task forces are working at the scene. Cooperation has been organized with local authorities and government of the region.
The telephone hotline set up at the Emergency Ministry’s Maritime Territory Directorate continues operating. Distance psychological support and emergency psychological aid has been provided on almost 400 occasions.