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YUZHNO-SAKHALINSK, October 4. /TASS/. The powerful cyclone raging across Russia's Far Eastern Sakhalin island for the second day has caused rivers to rise and some residential buildings in two northern areas have been inundated, the press service of the governor has said.
"The water level in the rivers has been sharply elevated due to heavy precipitation in two municipalities," a spokesperson said. Some 235 people have been affected and temporary accommodation facilities have been established for them.
The roofs of 936 houses have been damaged, and an effort to send building materials to the area is ongoing, with the construction works scheduled to begin on Sunday. The works on restoring power supply are also underway.
The state of emergency will continue at least until early afternoon on Sunday.
The powerful cyclone approached the Sakhalin region overnight to October 2 and a storm warning was issued. At least one person has been killed and 24 others injured. Five hospitals and 32 schools have been damaged. The wind caused some 1,800 trees to fall.