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1,323 houses underflooded in Amur region

August 12, 2013, 6:57 UTC+3

2,315 people have been evacuated

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VLADIVOSTOK, August 12 (Itar-Tass) - In Amur Region, 1,323 houses have been underflooded in 20 populated areas by Monday as a result of heavy inundation. As many as 2,315 people including 715 children have been evacuated to temporary accommodation stations, the press service of the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) center forAmur Region reports.

The level of water in Amur and Zeya rivers has risen by 7-10 metres. Over the past day, the number of underflooded houses increased by more than 400. As many as 2,214 household land allotments have been flooded as well.

It has been raining in Amur Region for many days now. Water torrents from river channels have inundated 75 road sections with an aggregate length of 300 km, and 29 automobile bridges.

The flood situation in the Far East remains complicated, accroding to reports. However, EMERCOM claims it's under control. A state of emergency has been imposed in five regions.

Amur regional authorities will refund losses to people that suffered from the flood. According to early estimates, about 6,500 people will need financial aid. The payment amounts to 10 thousand rubles (circa $300) per person.

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