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Over 2,000 houses partially flooded in Russian Amur Region

August 14, 2013, 9:45 UTC+3
Floods have hit 62 settlements in 15 districts, and have also destroyed 280 kilometers of highways and washed away 28 car bridges
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VLADIVOSTOK, August 14 (Itar-Tass) - A total of 2,287 houses and 5,018 private land plots are partially flooded as of Wednesday in Russia’s Amur region as a result of heavy rain.

Thousands of people living in these houses are being evacuated, the press service of the emergencies ministry’s regional department reports.

Floods have hit 62 settlements in 15 districts, and have also destroyed 280 kilometers of highways and washed away 28 car bridges.

A total of 93 temporary accommodation stations for evacuated people have been opened in flood-hit districts, and 1,595 people are staying there currently, including 718 children. They are provided with hot meals.

A total of 12,687 people, including 4,737 children, have been evacuated in the region since the floods began. Meanwhile, the situation remains difficult in the region, where the water level in the Amur and Zeye rivers has risen by seven to ten meters in some areas.

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