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BLAGOVESHCHENSK, August 17 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Presidential Envoy to the Far East Federal District Viktor Ishayev have discussed main issues to deal with the flood, the ministry's spokesperson Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.
Special attention was paid to the sanitary situation in the flood-hit areas. The water in-take and drainage systems are under special control, Rossius noted.
Puchkov and Ishayev discussed food provision for the affected population to prevent illnesses among local residents, she noted.
The minister and the envoy also discussed further steps to eliminate the flood consequences and possible operations with hydro technical facilities, she added.
The minister noted that the situation remained difficult, but it was under control.
A government commission on Saturday flew out for the Zeiskaya (Zeya) Hydroelectric Power Plant, where the commission members will inspect the work of hydro units and visit nearby settlements to organize additional work to help the people.