KHABAROVSK, September 27 (Itar-Tass) - The water level in the Amur River near Komsomolsk-on-Amur has dropped by another 17 cm and at by 08:00 a.m., local time (23:00 GMT) on Friday was 769 cm. According to forecasts of hydrologists, in the next two days the water will drop another 20-25 cm, the press service of the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry’s (EMERCOM) main department for Khabarovsk Krai reported.
According to the service, 1,223 houses, in which, according to the city mayor's office, about 12.4 thousand people actually dwell, remain flooded. A total of 524 garden pots and 1,135 household plots, as well as 5 social facilities are flooded.
In Komsomolsk, 16 transformer substations are not working. A total of 13 apartment houses and 493 private homes are without electricity supply.
A total of 17 temporary accommodation centres are deployed in the city for the evacuees. As many as 1,600 people, including 320 children, are staying there. People are also accommodates in the apartments provided by the city administration from the mobile housing fund. Specialists of the EMERCOM psychological service are working with the people affected by the flood. EMERCOM’s Centrospas rescue unit has deployed an airmobile hospital in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
The work to reinforce dams and protective structures, the total length of which is 13 thousand 410 metres, continues.
The work to pump water out of the basements of buildings and the adjacent land continues in the city by 56 pumping stations. A total of 2,503 people and 369 pieces of equipment, including 94 floating craft, are involved in the emergency- rescue operations in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.