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Water level decline in Amur River continues - Emergency Situations Ministry

October 10, 2013, 3:54 UTC+3
As of 01:00 a.m. Moscow time the water level decline in Khabarovsk has reached 379 centimetres
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Photo ITAR-TASS / Sergey Fadeichev

Photo ITAR-TASS / Sergey Fadeichev

KHABAROVSK, October 10 (Itar-Tass) - The water level decline in the Amur Region continues, the press service of the Emergency Situations Ministry’s Main Directorate for Khabarovsk Territory reported.

As of 01:00 a.m. Moscow time the water level decline in Khabarovsk has reached 379 centimetres, in Komsomolsk-on-Amur 546 centimetres and Nikolayevsk-on-Amur 237 centimetres, the press service said.

In early October the water level decline in the Amur River near Khabarovsk amounted to 66 centimetres, near Komsomolsk 136 centimetres and near Nikolayevsk five centimetres, the press service said.

However, the flood covered 24 settlements and five municipalities. A total of 776 houses have been flooded, the press service said.

As of October 9 six sections of motor roads have remained damaged. Repair works continue.

Residents of damaged houses have been accommodated in 35 temporary centres. A total of 1,780 people, including 701 children, live there. The recovery works continue in settlements where the waters have fallen.

Water supply and treatment facilities work as usual. Water trucking has been organised in the flood-hit areas. The Federal Service for Consumer Rights Protection monitors the quality of drinking water.

A total of 88 children from the flood-hit areas are currently staying at recreation camps.

Totally 8,538 people and 1,583 units of equipment have been involved in Khabarovsk Territory to cope with the consequences of the flood.

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