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KHABAROVSK, October 6 (Itar-Tass) - The water level in the Amur River in the Russian Far East keeps falling. It stood at 396 centimeters in Khabarovsk at 8 o’clock in the morning Moscow time. It has dropped by 10 centimeters over the past 24 hours.
In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, it stood at 613 centimeters (minus 17 centimeters over the past 24 hours). In Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, the water levels have dropped by 17 centimeters to 237 centimeters, the press service of the main department for the Khabarovsk territory of the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations said on Sunday.
Thirty-five populated localities remained under flood waters in the Khabarovsk territory on Saturday, October 5. One thousand six hundred sixty housing dwellings inhabited by 13,488 people of whom 2,485 are children remain under flooded. Water has not receded from 1,900 private land allotments and 894 summer cottages.
Water is expected to fall in the stretch of the Amur River in the Khabarovsk territory. All temporary accommodation centers have been closed. People are returning to their homes; 1,946 people, including 515 people, are staying in 35 durable accommodation centers.
Post-flood repair works are under way in the region. Temporary dikes have been dismantled and fire pump trucks and motor pumps are pumping off water. Special teams have been set up to restore infrastructure facilities and social amenities. They are also helping invalids and veterans to remove waste.
Territories freed from water are being cleaned and disinfected. About 9,000 people and 1,658 vehicles have been mobilized to overcome flood consequences in the Khabarovsk territory.