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TVER, April 21 (Itar-Tass) - The water level in the Volga River is going down in the Tver Region, chief press officer of the regional branch of the Main Department of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations Denis Gutsalyuk said with the reference to the reports as of 10:00 Moscow time on Sunday.
“The water level in the Volga River went down eight centimetres to the critical level of 91 centimetres in the city Tver,” Gutsalyuk said. “The water level went down 11 centimetres to the level that is 48 centimetres higher than the critical level. The water level went down 23 centimetres to the critical level of 144 centimetres in the district centre Staritsa,” he elaborated.
Meanwhile, the flood situation “remains at the Saturday level of 81 centimetres higher than the critical level” in the town Bely on the Obsha River. The emergency workers were visiting all countryside plots of land and all countryside houses and were informing the local residents about the current flood situation, were explaining the rules of conduct during the flood and were learning about the needs of people. Meanwhile, the blocking, which had emerged over the fallen tree on a pedestrian bridge across the Obsha River, was eliminated.
The water level went up nine centimetres on the Seliger Lake to the critical level of 58 centimetres in the city Ostashkov.
The highest water level of 152 centimetres was reported on the Tvertsa River near the village Mednoye, 30 kilometres away from Tver, on Saturday, the water level in the locality went down 16 centimetres on Sunday. The water level keeps growing on the rivers Mezha, Zapadnaya Dvina and Mologa.
Head of the regional ministry for the affairs of territorial entities Yevgeny Tkachev told Itar-Tass that he visited “all the villages in the Turginovo rural settlement in the Kalininsky district.” “The telephone communication services and the electric power supplies are available everywhere. The food rations will be brought to local residents at their requests,” he said. The local authorities are working to avert the panicky moods. “The situation is under control as much as the flood can be controlled,” Tkachev noted.