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Water flows away from flooded settlements in Yakutia

May 19, 2013, 8:58 UTC+3
Over 500 residential houses were flooded in three rural districts and in the city district of Yakutsk, where over 1,700 people live
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GORNO-ALTAISK, May 19 (Itar-Tass) - The water has flowed away from all flooded settlements in the Russian Republic of Yakutia. No houses, courtyards, socially important facilities are flooded in the republic on Sunday. People begin to go back to their houses. The committees are estimating the damages from the flood, the press service of the regional main Ministry of Emergency Situations’ department reported.

Over 500 residential houses were flooded in three rural districts and in the city district of Yakutsk, where over 1,700 people live, in the height of the flood of the rivers Lena, Kolyma and other rivers in Yakutia. Local residents were evacuated from the flood area and were accommodated at temporary stations, relatives and acquaintances. Over 1,500 affected residents were left without electric power supplies. The foodstuffs, water and other vitally important cargoes had to be delivered to several settlements by helicopter.

 

 

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