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7,000 houses inundated in Russia's Far East

August 29, 2013, 10:01 UTC+3
Taking part in relief efforts in these three regions are 28,000 rescuers
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

VLADIVOSTOK, August 29 (Itar-Tass) - Over 7,000 houses are inundated in Russia's Far East. Their number has increased by 200 since Wednesday, the press service of the Far Eastern regional center said.

The flood began in July. Rescuers have evacuated 23,802 people, including 8,440 children, from flood zones in the Amur region, the Khabarovsk territory and the Jewish Autonomous Area, over the period, and moved 2,332 (including 846 children) to temporary accommodation centers. Other evacuees are staying with their friends and relatives.

The press service said 4,415 houses with 23,601 tenants (including 5,762 children) are inundated in 46 settlements of the Amur region. The number of people evacuated from the flood zone reached 16,234, including 5,861 children, and another 413 (including 143 children) are staying at temporary accommodation centers.

In the Khabarovsk territory, 1,510 houses with 4,861 tenants, including 938 children, are inundated in 40 settlements; 2,538 have been evacuated, including 560 children. Three hundred and six people, including 122 children, are at temporary accommodation centers.

In the Jewish Autonomous Area, 1,248 houses with 5,030 tenants, including 1,185 children remain inundated in 23 settlements; 8,444, including 2,019 children, have been evacuated, and 1,559, including 581 children, are staying at temporary accommodation centers.

Taking part in relief efforts in these three regions are 28,000 rescuers with over 4,500 units of equipment, 22 aircraft and 2 unmanned aerial vehicles.

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