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550 people still stay in hostels in Komsomolsk-on-Amur after flood

November 29, 2013, 1:54 UTC+3 KHABAROVSK
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KHABAROVSK, November 29, 1:31 /ITAR-TASS/. After the flood of the Amur, the most devastative one in the past 100 years, over 550 residents of Komsomolsk-on-Amur are still accommodated in hostels. As many as 1,287 privately-owned houses and 75 apartment buildings were submerged; out of these numbers, 641 privately-owned houses and three apartment buildings were found to be hazardous, not to be restored, the press service of the municipal administration reports.

The hostels for those who became homeless because of the flood are most often part of municipal hostels. The families staying in such hostels were given separate rooms. There are places in the hostels to cook food, first-aid points and laundry facilities. All those accommodated in hostels are provided with meals thrice a day and can use household appliances, furniture and kitchen utensils and are supplied with necessities.

They will have to live in these conditions for quite some time. The construction of houses for them should start in December 2013 and be completed in November 2014. Residents of the city whose property was almost completely lost can get the compensation in two ways - either to receive funds for the purchase or construction of individual housing or to be given a flat in a new apartment house.

All residents of Komsomolsk-on-Amur who lost their houses or other property as a result of the flood received part of the monetary compensation. The sum of 295 million roubles has already been paid in compensations from the federal budget and the budget of the Khabarovsk territory as one-time material aid. The sum of 224 million roubles was paid to those who partially lost property and 410,000 million roubles to those who lost all their belongings.

There is no social tension in these hostels.

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