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Flood in Russian Far East inundates 4,944 residential houses

September 04, 2013, 8:47 UTC+3

Most flooded residential houses are situated in Khabarovsk Territory

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

Photo ITAR-TASS/Igor Ageenko

VLADIVOSTOK, September 4 (Itar-Tass) - The flood in the Russian Far East has inundated 4,944 residential houses so far, the press service of the Far Eastern regional emergency situation centre reported on Wednesday.

Most flooded residential houses are situated in Khabarovsk Territory, where 2,294 houses were flooded in 50 settlements. As many as 3,843 people, including 983 children, were evacuated from these residential houses.

As many as 791 people, including 259 children, were accommodated at the temporary camps placed in Khabarovsk Territory. Other evacuated people were accommodated at their relatives and friends for the time of the natural disaster.

The flood is subsiding in Amur Region, but 1,333 residential houses in 15 settlements remain flooded there. As many as 2,564 people were evacuated from the flooded houses. The temporary camps accommodated 262 people, including 84 children. Other evacuated people came to live at their relatives and acquaintances.

As many as 1,317 residential houses are flooded in 19 villages and settlements in the Jewish Autonomous Region, 8,469 people are evacuated. As many as 914 people, including 279 children, were accommodated at the temporary camps. Other evacuated people dropped at their relatives and friends.

About 30,000 people and over 4,500 units of machinery are involved in the flood relief efforts in the Russian Far East.

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