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Putin ends visit to flood-stricken areas in Krasnodar territory

July 08, 2012, 2:18 UTC+3
Putin promised that each family hit by the natural disaster would get 10,000 rubles for urgent needs already on Monday
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KRYMSK, Krasnodar territory, July 8 (Itar-Tass) — Russian President Vladimir Putin finished his trip to the southern Krasnodar territory on Saturday. He had used a helicopter to fly over the flood-stricken populated localities.

“Putin paid special attention to visiting Krymsk which has the greatest number of casualties. A search for the bodies continues and the figures are changing constantly,” Peskov went on to say.

Fifty-six bodies are reported to be in the morgue.

President Putin landed Krymsk from where he set off on tour of the flood-hit areas. He was accompanied by the region’s head and other local officials. Later, they were joined by the governor of the Krasnodar territory and the heads of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations and the Ministry of Regional Development.

Putin promised that each family hit by the natural disaster would get 10,000 rubles for urgent needs already on Monday.

“Afterwards, each family member will receive 50,000 rubles in compensation for the lost property from the regional budget and another 100,000 rubles from the federal budget,” Peskov said. The president also said that every family that had lost its member would receive one million rubles worth of compensations from the federal budget and another million rubles from the regional budget. Peskov said that the federal and regional budgets would take on an equal share of expenses (on a 50-50 basis) to rebuild destroyed houses. According to preliminary estimates, that will cost 250-300 million rubles.

While in Krymsk, Putin had a telephone conversation with Artyom Plushch, a representative of the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, who at that moment was visiting the Neberdzhayevskoye water reservoir. At present, the water level in the reservoir is normal and the dam on it is undamaged.

According to weather forecasts for the Krasnodar territory, the weather’s going to improve in the next few days.

Putin ordered Nikolai Kutyin, the head of the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision, to prepare a conclusion on the state of the Neberdzhayevskoye water reservoir.

After that, the president left Krymsk.

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