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Flood in Yakutia spreads over to Ust-Yansk district

May 21, 2012, 7:37 UTC+3
Before the floods began, all cattle was sent to high ground
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VLADIVOSTOK, May 21 (Itar-Tass) — The flood in Yakutia on Monday has spread over to yet another area -- Ust-Yansk District. Inundation has begun in in Ust-Yansk settlementh where eight houses are flooded. Fifty people, including 19 children, have been evacuated from them to temporary accommodation points in Kazachye (Cossack) Village, the Russian Ministry for Emergencies(RME) center for the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) reports. In Ust-Yansk District, water level in the River Yana rose to 10 m 42 cm mark, whereas the critical mark is 9m 40cm.

Before the floods began, all cattle was sent to high ground. Srednekolymsk mayor Yuri Yudin said, "There is no loss of life in the town".

 

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