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High Water comes to the Kuban region once again

2012-08-22 16:39

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The resort village of Novomikhailovsky, the Krasnodar region, was flooded on Wednesday night. The water rose to 2,5 meters; 1,5 thousand people were injured, 600 houses were flooded. Four people have died.

On Wednesday night, in the town of Tuapse, Novomikhailovsky district, as a result of rising water level in the Nechepsuho River some households were flooded. At 4 pm Moscow time, the precipitation ceased; there is a decline of water.


The police have preliminary information on the four victims of the floods. "At the moment, during the crawl in the village of Novomikhailovskaya in order to establish the damage, inflicted by the disaster, and provide aid, the police has found four corpses", said in the MOE. The bodies of three of the four victims have been identified.

"We have identified the woman's body - a native of St. Petersburg, and the two men - a native of Krasnodar and one local resident. The body of another victim remains unidentified", noted in the MOE.

Up to 600 yards were flooded; the water level reaches 1,5-2,5 meters, the deputy head of the district administration on social issues Oksana Kochegarova said. According to her, the authorities are inspecting the damage. "Warning system went off; the water rushed quickly. People quickly left from the houses", Kochegarova said.

Local kindergarten for 150 places, the school and District Hospital were also damaged. Patients were transported to medical facilities in Tuapse and Krasnodar, the Interfax reported.

A temporary accommodation was arranged in the school No 35. There are 30 people, including 9 children. Now people are returning to their homes.

"Highway are not blocked. Reconstruction has begun. Tuapse District Administration prepared ten tons of bottled drinking water for distribution to the population. Nutrition will be provided by the local administration", said the representative of the Southern Regional Centre (SRC) of the Russian MOE.

According to the head of the press service of the regional MOE Tatiana Kobzarenko, rescue group will be increased to one thousand people.

Russian MOE Minister, Vladimir Puchkov has required to provide all necessary assistance to the people in the flooded village in the Tuapse district of Krasnodar region. According to the MOE of Russia, Puchkov has held a meeting of the Federal Operational Headquarters on the situation in the village of Novomikhailovskaya due to flooding caused by heavy rains.

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