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Water level on Kolyma river keeps growing in Yakutia

August 27, 2013, 8:55 UTC+3
The runway remains flooded
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

YAKUTSK, August 27 (Itar-Tass) - The water level on Kolyma River at the settlement of Zyryanka in Yakutia, north-eastern Siberia, keeps growing and reached 748 centimetres. For the last four hours the water went up two centimetres, the press service of the republican emergency situation department told Itar-Tass on Tuesday.

The runway remains flooded. The arrivals and departures of airplanes are suspended at the airport in the settlement of Zyryanka to avert emergency situations. The passengers are being delivered from the settlement of Zyryanka on connection flights by helicopters to the city of Srednekolymsk and back according to the flight schedule.

No houses are flooded.

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