Additional forces of the Russian Emergencies Ministry have arrived from the city of Khabarovsk today to assist in mitigation of the flood in Yakutia. The reinforcement consists of 20 rescuers from the Far Eastern Regional Search and Rescue Center, psychologists of the Center for Emergency Psychological aid and a task group of the Khabarovsk Territory Directorate.
Rescuers have boats, rescue equipment, diving suits and lighting towers to carry out operations during nighttime. Russian Emergencies Ministry’s divisions will stay in Yakutia until hydrological situation stabilizes.
Water has drained from 63 yards, including 46 houses occupied by 127 people, including 33 children.
As of now, 237 farmlands, including 150 houses occupied by 395 people, including 140 children, remain flooded. Hydrological situation is being constantly monitored.
476 people and 91 units of equipment, with 29 boats among them. Including more than 195 people and 34 units of equipment, with 14 boats among them, provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are dealing with the floods.