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Vladivostok finds itself in epicenter of typhoon Sanba

September 18, 2012, 7:16 UTC+3

The typhoon is expected to leave the Primorsky Territory on September 19

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VLADIVOSTOK, September 18 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s Far Eastern city of Vladivostok is now in the very epicenter of super typhoon Sanba, which has brought a monthly norm of rainfall to the city, local meteorologists said on Tuesday.

According to meteorologists, as many as 107 millimeters of rain fell out in Vladivostok over the past 24 hours, including 87 millimeters overnight, with a monthly norm of 132 millimeters.

According to weather forecasts, the typhoon will subside in southern areas of the Primorsky Territory, with its focus drifting to northern districts.

According to the local emergencies headquarters, heavy rains caused a one to 1.5 meter rise of water levels in the upper reaches of the rivers Ussuri, Arsenyevks, Ilistaya, and Razdolnaya. Floods in the lower reaches of these rivers are expected in two to five days. Water levels rose also in rivers in the Lazobsky and Olginsky districts, with no damage to populated localities or economic facilities. Stormy winds broke electricity transmission wires leaving a number of settlements without electricity. The bulk of such accidents were remedied promptly.

Some lower sections of motor ways have been flooded in Vladivostok and 25 household – in its suburb.

According to weather forecasts, rains will continue through Tuesday but not that heavy as a day before. Water levels in local rivers are expected to rise by 1.5 to two meters, and by up to four meter in the basin of the river Razdolnaya, which may flood farm lands, motor roads and low-rise bridges.

The typhoon is expected to leave the Primorsky Territory on September 19.


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