Emergencies Minister studies situation in areas hit by flood

Sergei Shoigu, head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, arrived in the Stavropol Territory in southern Russia on Friday to study the situation in the areas that have suffered from the floods. The Stavropol emergencies commission reported that the head of the Russian Emergencies Ministry intends, in particular, to evaluate on the spot the communal and housing economy's readiness for the winter season in the settlements that were hit by the natural calamity, to check how the tasks in restoring the housing he had set during his previous visit were carried out.

According to the Stavropol commission, as of today, of the 3,161 families which the flood left shelterless, 2,449, or 77%, have been provided with housing. As many as 2,119 families wished to buy housing on the secondary market, and 975 flats are to be built by the contract method. As many as 576 houses have already been put into service.

Then Sergei Shoigu is expected to visit the neighbouring Krasnodar Territory.

According to information from the Emergencies Ministry of Russia, on the whole in the Southern Federal District 3,197 flats have been put into service and construction is under way of another 5,625 flats (it is necessary to build altogether 98,226 flats).

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