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Water level above critical mark in Khabarovsk region rivers

August 05, 2012, 13:39 UTC+3

A group of specialists from the regional emergencies ministry works in the Lazo district

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KHABAROVSK, August 5 (Itar-Tass) — An emergency situation regime has been imposed in the Lazo district of Russia’s Khabarovsk region in connection with river floods on the Khor, Sukpai and Kiya rivers, a source from the regional administration told Tass on Sunday.

“Water level is above critical marks, and residential buildings as well as low lying areas in Bichevaya, Vassilyevka, Kondratievka and some other settlements have been partially flooded,” the soruce said adding that “roads, fields, hayfields and pastures have also been partially flooded.

The regional administration has issued instructions to provide local residents with water and foodstuffs. The local population has been informed on what to do if the situation aggravates. Measures are taken to restore road sections eroded by flash floods and other facilities, the source said. “Restoration of the bridge to the settlement of Gvasyugi destroyed by water flow was completed on Saturday, the source added.

A group of specialists from the regional emergencies ministry works in the Lazo district. “The flood situation is under control,” specialists say.

Meanwhile, according to the Khabarovsk region’s meteorological centre, water is gradually subsiding near the settlements of Gvasyugi and Bichevaya. Maximum water rise at some other settlements is expected by Sunday evening or on Monday.

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