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Komsomolsk-on-Amur is warned about sharp water rise

September 03, 2013, 8:48 UTC+3
In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the river rose 17-20 cm a day in the past few days
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Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

VLADIVOSTOK, September 3 (Itar-Tass) - Komsomolsk-on-Amur received a warning on Tuesday that the Amur river was rising sharply and could flood 600 buildings, where about 50,000 people live, the press service of the Emergencies Ministry's Far Eastern regional centre said.

The river may go up 20-40 cm to reach 930-980 cm near Komsomolsk-on-Amur in the next two days.

The situation is expected to worsen most of all at entries to the city, where the water may come to multistoried buildings.

The huge flood wave is moving across the Khabarovsk Territory, exceeding all the previous overflow records. The Amur went up to 802 cm near Khabarovsk on Tuesday morning.

In Komsomolsk-on-Amur, the river rose 17-20 cm a day in the past few days.

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