Russians raise $16 million for Far East flood victims
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Russia’s Far East has fallen victim to unprecedented flooding that is far worse than its oldest residents can recall or since records began. The afflicted area covers 400,000 square miles — the equivalent of Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico combined.
The outlook worsens with every passing hour: Tropical rains lash down endlessly, as hydro-electric dams strain to pump water from reservoirs into China’s Songhua River.
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A total of 170,442 people, of whom 32,649 remain evacuated, have been affected by this year's devastating floods in the Far East, Yury Trutnev, the Russian president's envoy to the Far East, said
More than 168,000 people have been affected by this year's devastating floods in Russia's Far East, Yury Trutnev, deputy prime minister and the president's envoy to the Far East, said on Tuesday
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The water level of the Amur River within the city of Khabarovsk has dropped by 17 centimeters
The water level in the Amur near Khabarovsk dropped below 596 centimeters as of noon local time (05:00 a.m. Moscow time), the press service for the Emergency Situations Ministry's Main Department for the region reported on Wednesday
Residents of flooded areas are adapting to new living conditions
Over 60 communities with a combined population of almost 36,000 remain in the flood zone in the Far East, the Russian sanitation authority reports
Damage from the natural disaster is estimated at $1 billion
In the next two days the water level in the Amur river may climb 10-15 centimeters more and reach 820-830 centimeters in the area of Khabarovsk by September 6, the press service of the city administration says
The damage caused by the devastating floods in Russia's Far East may exceed 30 billion rubles ($910 million), the president's deputy envoy to the Far East Vladimir Pysin said
The situation is currently improving in the flood-stricken regions of Russia's Far East, but it can deteriorate in some areas by the end of August, the Russian Emergency Situations Ministry said
Russia's Far East is experiencing its most severe flooding in recorded history.
Flood waters have receded in ten towns and villages of Russia's Amur region, where another 70 localities remain partially flooded today, the Emergency Situations Ministry's Far East branch said in a press release on Thursday
Russia's Far East is experiencing its most severe flooding in recorded history
Mass evacuation of people from Khabarovsk will begin when the water level in the Amur reaches 780 cm, as hydrologists forecast, the city's Mayor Alexander Sokolov said
Up to 100,000 people may be evacuated from a number of flood-stricken areas in the Far East if the situation follows the worst-case scenario, Far East Development Minister said