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Number of flooded houses in Amur and Jewish regions reduces

September 09, 2013, 8:33 UTC+3

However, EMERCOM reports that the number of flooded houses is still growing in Khabarovsk territory

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Denis Vyshynsky

Photo ITAR-TASS/Denis Vyshynsky

MOSCOW, September 9 (Itar-Tass) - The number of flooded houses in the Amur region and in the Jewish Autonomous region has reduced, though has grown in the Khabarovsk territory, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry /EMERCOM/ said on Monday.

“In the Far East’s 21 districts flooded remain 102 settlements, 4,360 houses, 104 passages of roads and 80 bridges,” the source said.

Over 14,300 people cannot return to their houses. Almost 2,300 remain at 42 temporary accommodation facilities.

“The situation in the Amur region continues to improve. There, 486 houses are still flooded, and 160 houses are now free from water,” EMERCOM said. Besides, the water remains in 439 yards, though it has left 163 yards already.

“Twelve passages of 58.2 kilometers of local roads are under water. The agricultural lands of 307,000 hectares are flooded there,” the ministry said. Over 1,500 people still cannot return to their houses in the Amur region.

In the Jewish Autonomous region, 20 settlements, or over 1,200 houses remain flooded. Over past 24 hours the water covered additionally about a thousand yards - now the number of yards under the water is 6,300.

“In the Jewish Autonomous region we have evacuated over 8,000 people, including almost 2,000 children,” EMERCOM said. “However, 64 people could return to their houses.”

The most dramatic situation remains in the Khabarovsk territory, where the high water from the Amur River has flooded 73 settlements, 2,660 houses where 26,300 people live.

The water still remains in over 3,100 yards, and 25 passages of roads of 66 kilometers are under water.

Rescuers have evacuated about 5,000 people, including 320 evacuated within past 24 hours.

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