Flooding occurs: Thousands of Russians caught in the disaster zone

August 9, 2013. Over the past day flooded regions on the map of Russia became even more. To distress the Far East and the Urals Volga added. In Bashkiria in the flood zone were more than 500 homes, hundreds of people were evacuated.

After heavy rains washed away roads, the traffic at 11 sites completely blocked. In one district of Bashkortostan, where once flooded 10 settlements, declared a state of emergency. The critical situation is in the Chelyabinsk region, where in the last day, according to weather forecasters, has dropped more than two months of normal rainfall.

In the disaster zone were almost two thousand people. Rains in the region continue. The number of flooded villages and farms is growing. The water left several sections of roads and road bridge. According to the latest Ministry of Emergency Situations, the level of water in residential buildings went up on two feet, and the river almost 2. Today the military has sent to the Chelyabinsk region transporters and floating pontoon bridge battalion.

But the most difficult situation is in the Far East, where the flood peak expected at any moment. Today, residents of Khabarovsk Territory, Primorye, the Jewish Autonomous Oblast and Amur warned of new showers and possible emergency situations. Only in one area of flooding in Blagoveshchensk fall of more than 20 thousand people.

Source: NTV

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