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ZEYA /Amur region/, August 8 (Itar-Tass) - The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry /EMERCOM/ said on Thursday it is monitoring all the potentially dangerous facilities in the flood-hit Amur region.
"In general, the flood situation is difficult, but it is under control. We are protecting all the potentially dangerous facilities," EMERCOM chief Vladimir Puchkov said at a meeting of the government crisis commission.
All the life-support system are operating, and the control over the quality of drinking water has been tightened, Puchkov said.
The tenants of flooded houses received lumpsum compensations worth 10,000 roubles per person from the regional budget. "At present, the authorities are compiling the list of the residents entitled to compensations for damaged or lost property," the minister said, adding that it will be funded by the Russian government's emergencies reserve fund.
Heavy rains in six districts of the Amur region have raised the water level in the rivers Zeya and Urkan since July 29. In 17 settlements, 627 houses and 838 land plots remain inundated.
"The local authorities evacuated 2,300 people from settlements and penitentiaries in the affected area. The figure includes 389 children evacuated from flooded houses," EMERCOM reported earlier.