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MOSCOW, June 26. /TASS/. Russia’s Emergencies Ministry has reported Friday that the situation in the Olympic city of Sochi has stabilized after a flood caused by torrential rain.
"As of 6am Moscow time, the situation has stabilized, the water level has dropped, and the airport and railway station are operating in the routine mode," the ministry’s press service told TASS.
Around 1,700 people and 450 units of equipment are employed in disaster relief. Among participants in disaster relief works are representatives of the Donskoy rescue center and firefighters, the emergencies ministry said.
Rescuers continue pumping out water and clearing the territory from debris. Doctors and psychologists provide assistance to those who suffered in the floods. "The situation is being monitored. Around 50 operational teams and a Mi-8 helicopter with rescuers onboard are monitoring the situation," a spokesperson for the emergencies ministry said.
The commission on assessing material damage continues to work at the site.
According to Russia’s Emergencies Ministry, around 200 residential houses and 450 household gardens were flooded.