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Water level in Amur continues to subside

October 13, 2013, 2:28 UTC+3
As many as 2,489 people have to stay at special temporary accommodation centres
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Photo ITAR-TASS / Sergei Bobylev

Photo ITAR-TASS / Sergei Bobylev

KHABAROVSK, October 13 (Itar-Tass) - The water level in the River Amur in Russia’s Far Eastern Khabarovsk Territory is going down, a spokesman for the territorial department of the Russian emergencies ministry told Itar-Tass on Sunday.

Over the past 24 hours, the water level dropped by seven centimeters to 363 centimeters near the city of Khabarovsk, to 501 centimeter (minus nine centimeters) near the city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, and to 229 centimeters (minus seven centimeters) near Nikolayevsk-on-Amur, the spokesman said.

As of Saturday, as many as 418 dwelling houses were still flooded in the Khabarovsk territory, twelve houses were flooded in the Amur region, and six - in the Jewish autonomous area. Meanwhile, water subsided from 122 houses, primarily in Komsomolsk-on-Amur.

As many as 2,489 people have to stay at special temporary accommodation centres.

Clean-up and repair operations involving more than 18,500 people are underway in settlements where the water has subsided.

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