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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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Water level in Amur near Khabarovsk drops below 6 meters

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

Flood waters subside in ten localities of Amur region

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

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