Over 3.5 thousand people dealing with floods in Russia rss

09 April 17:19
Over 3.5 thousand people dealing with floods in Russia

Spring floods are developing in accordance with forecasts. Intense snow melting brought about higher water levels in rivers in Khakassia, Mordovia, Bashkortostan, Saratov, Nizhny Novgorod, Orenburg, Rostov, Volgograd, Voronezh, Ryazan Lipetsk, Oryol, Tula, Belgorod, Smolensk, Kursk and Tambov Regions, Altai Territory.

Emergency Ministry operations centers and task forces are working in cooperation with local governments.

86 settlements, 510 homes, 93 low-level bridges and 14 sections of roads remain flooded, while water receded from 27 settlements and 186 houses over the past 24 hours.

459 people, including 105 children, have been resettled, 61 of them, including 26 children, are staying at temporary shelters. The rest have gone to their relatives and friends. Social, medical and other services are working. The evacuees are provided with hot food, including baby food, bottled water and essentials.

20 settlements have become cut off in Mordovia, Voronezh, Tambov, Tula, Nizhny Novgorod and Ryazan Regions. There are 13 boat crossings. Normal functioning of the society is not disrupted.

Rescuers are actively helping those in the flooded areas. They are going from door to door, pumping out water, supplying foodstuffs and providing medical aid.

Employees of Rospotrebnadzor (the federal consumer rights protection authority) take drinking water samples regularly.

Specialists are on round-the-clock duty at gauging stations and hydraulic facilities. The situation is under constant satellite monitoring, models of the situation are being made considering nearest settlements and relief of the area, UAVs are used.

The population are kept informed, steps are being taken to minimize risks of flooding taking into account weather forecasts.

More than 3,500 people and 1,200 units of equipment, with 139 boats among them, including over 1,600 people and 400 units of equipment, with 99 boats among them provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are now dealing with the floods.