Rescuers Exert Control Over Flood Situation In Russia

Units of the Ministry for Emergency Situations exert control over the flood situation in Russia, the ministry press service reported. Flood waters inundated 475 dwelling houses in 15 settlements, submerged 7 motor-car bridges and 1.3 kilometres of roads, eroded 2 dams. The inundation of settlements took place in Vladimir, Tver (European regions), Kurgan and Tyumen regions (Siberia), and in Altai Territory. According to the short-term forecast, water level is expected to further rise in the Volga, as well as other major rivers of the Urals, Siberia and Far East.

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