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SOCHI, October 17 (Itar-Tass) — Weather cataclysms that hit the Russian Black Sea coast proved to be a serious trial for local residents. A threat of emergency situations caused by torrential rains and strong winds will be looming over a number of districts of the Kuban region, Sochi health resorts and Tuapse for the following 24 hours yet, the Head department for emergency situations of the Krasnodar Territory told Itar-Tass on Monday.
The weather cataclysms might cause landslides fraught with ground subsidence, damage energy transmission lines, bridges, motorways and might cause railway collapse, paralyze public transport and vitally important facilities. Incessant rains might cause water level in local rivers to rise and flood lowland and coastal territories and Olympic construction sites in Sochi.
Last weekend the rains inflicted heavy losses on the city economy. Rescuers conducted five rescue operations, including evacuation of a passenger bus which got stuck in the water with passengers on board. A landslide fell onto a house, whose owner managed to escape, taking a two-year-old girl away from the house, but then got trapped in the mudflow. Workers of the Ministry for Emergency Situations evacuated the population from hazardous areas, but a tree that fell onto a car parked on the roadside killed a driver. The Sochi communal services are continuing clean-up in one of the city streets, where the wind swept the roof from a multistory building on Friday night. None of the tenants was hurt, but pieces of the fallen roof damaged three cars parked in the yard.