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Putin in person inspects restoration works in flood-hit Krymsk

July 16, 2012, 13:39 UTC+3

The president suggested increasing the amount of compensation to residents of Krymsk who lost their property

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President Vladimir Putin has again arrived in the town of Krymsk to inspect the flood damage and discuss the progress of the clean-up operations with local officials and residents.Putin deemed it possible to increase the amount of compensation to the residents who lost their property. He suggested the residents should be involved in decision-making regarding the amount of the compensation. Putin said extra 5,000 emergency ministry workers will take part in the clean-up operations in Krymsk since Monday. More than 2,500 volunteers have already arrived in the region, bringing humanitarian aid and helping to clean the aftermath of the flood.Putin also ordered local officials to improve the organization of the vaccination campaign, and suggested that children might be taken away to safer places. On July 7, the floods hit three cities in south Russia, killing 171 people. Some 7,000 houses had been destroyed; mass damage was caused to electricity and water supplies.

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