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About 2,500 people remain at accommodation centres in Russia’s Far East after flood

October 27, 2013, 5:39 UTC+3
bout 18,000 people, more than 3,000 units of different machinery are involved in the cleanup of the natural disaster in Russia’s Far East
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VLADIVOSTOK, October 27 (Itar-Tass) - As many as 2,414 people, including 637 children, remain at the accommodation centres in Russia’s Far East, the press service of the Far Eastern regional emergency situation centre reported on Sunday.

The water level in Amur River in the city of Khabarovsk, Russia’s Far East, makes 188 cm (eight cm down for the past day), in Komsomolsk-on-Amur - 316 cm (24 cm down for the past day) and in Nikolayevsk-on-Amur - 182 cm (six cm down for the past day) on Sunday morning.

Only two residential houses in the village of Vladimirovka, Blagoveshchensk district of Amur Region, remain flooded in the settlements along the whole stream of Amur River. The water has flooded the basements in these houses, district head Sergei Adamenko told Itar-Tass by phone. The motor roads are also being restored, this work is over in Amur Region, but the repairs of 69 local motor bridges continues, the traffic is provided on 63 of them.

One section of the motor road at a stretch of 1.3 kilometres remains damaged in Khabarovsk Territory, the repairs on it continues.

Twenty-three washed-out sections of the roads at a total distance of 69.5 kilometres are being restored, two bridges destroyed by the flood are also under reconstruction in Jewish Autonomous Region.

About 18,000 people, more than 3,000 units of different machinery are involved in the cleanup of the natural disaster in Russia’s Far East.

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