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More than 1,500 houses flooded in Amur region after heavy rains

August 13, 2013, 8:49 UTC+3
Rivers overflowing their banks inundated 300 kilometers of roads and 28 highway bridges
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VLADIVOSTOK, August 13 (Itar-Tass) - More than 1,515 houses and 2,856 courtyards have been flooded in the Amur region after heavy rains, Russia’s Far East, the region’s emergencies department said on Tuesday.

According to the Emergencies Ministry, 4,632 people have been evacuated from areas in distress. In some homes the water level exceeds one meter.

Rains have been hitting the Amur region for many days. Rivers overflowing their banks inundated 300 kilometers of roads and 28 highway bridges.

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