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Governor

Oleg Kuvshinnikov and members of local government discussed assistance to the flood victims in the Far East, Russia.

26.08.2013

Oleg Kuvshinnikov and members of local government discussed assistance to the flood victims in the Far East, Russia.

Waters of Russia’s Far Eastern Amur River continue to rise. The level of the Amur River in Russia’s flood-ravaged Far East hit 7.2 meters as it rose more in the past 24 hours. Over 50,000 people have been affected by the disaster called the most severe in 120 years.

More than 5,000 houses have been flooded and almost 30,000 people evacuated from the affected areas, according to the Emergencies Ministry. The cost to agriculture in Russia's flood-hit Far East is estimated at several billion rubles.

The Emergency Ministry is transferring experts from all over the country to the Far East in order to help deal with the situation. The flooded areas still need special equipment for pumping water, electrical generators, sawn timber and special equipment for emergency recovery work.

Oleg Kuvshinnikov asked the public servants of the Vologda Oblast to allocate money to those in need. He said in part that the Vologda Oblast can receive up to 1,000 children evacuated from the zone of flooding and the educational institutions of the region have all opportunities to accept school students.

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