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Amur water level rises by another 6 cm in J.A.R.

August 21, 2013, 6:53 UTC+3
In all, more than 600 homes in 25 populated areas of the J.A.R. have been flooded
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Photo ITAR-TASS / Dmitry Morgulis

Photo ITAR-TASS / Dmitry Morgulis

BLAGOVESHCHENSK, August 21 (Itar-Tass) - The level of floodwater in the Amur River in the area of the Jewish Autonomous Region (J.A.R.) is 998 cm on Wednesday, which is almost 1.5 m higher than the "dangerous phenomena" mark. Over the past 24 hours, water level in the river rose by six centimetresm, a source at the Russian Ministry for Emergencies (RME) center for the J.A.R. told Itar-Tass as of 07:00, local time.

In all, more than 600 homes in 25 populated areas of the J.A.R. have been flooded. Four thousand people left their homes. An evacuation from three flooded areas is being continued. Nineteen provisional accommodatio stations for 7,000 people have been prepared for the flood victims who are being given meals and medical aid.

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