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Over 1,800 people hit by flood in Kuban’s Novomikhailovsky village

August 22, 2012, 15:39 UTC+3

Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev said the warning system functioned strictly

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KRASNODAR, August 22 (Itar-Tass) — Preliminary data says a total of 1,837 people have been hit by the flood in the village of Novomikhailovsky, the Krasnodar Territory governor’s press service told Itar-Tass on Wednesday.

Last night Nechepsukho River’s water level rose after rainstorms in the village of Novomikhailovsky. Six streets have been waterlogged in houses where 1,500 people live. The rainstorms killed 153 people, destroyed 1,370 houses and waterlogged 7,000 houses.

The state of emergency was imposed in Novomikhailovsky at 1 a.m. Moscow time. According to the regional response centre, all forces, including the administration’s staff, employees of the Emergency Situations Ministry and police, were involved in warning about the disaster.

Krasnodar Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev said the warning system functioned strictly.

The Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring reported that the storm was raging on the 2010 scenario when over 7,500 people were hit by the disaster. But despite the fact that there were more precipitations, the water level in the river was lower. In recent times a big work has been done to clear up the river’s body and increase its capacity.

The volunteer centre has been effective in the village since the morning. Volunteers pass round houses to provide assistance to any person. The water and foodstuffs have been delivered to residents of waterlogged houses.

The first shipment of humanitarian cargoes – camp beds and cloths – has been carried to Novomikhailovsky.




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