Flood waters this spring may podtopit 16 settlements in 10 rural districts of Novosibirsk region, as well as part of gardens in the regional capital, told reporters Thursday the deputy head of the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Novosibirsk region Vasily Tropin.
"With the worst-case flood situation in the zone of flooding may be up to 16 communities in 10 districts. If all that bad, according to the most unfavorable prognosis and the development environment, you will need to resettle up to 20 thousand people," — said Tropin.
He listed the areas where flooding is possible. This Vengerovsky, Iskitimskyi, Krasnoozersky, Karasuk, Kochkovskaya, Maslyaninsky, Northern, Toguchin, Moszkowski and Uba areas.
Regional GUMCHS already prepared for a possible evacuation of the flood zone 30 temporary accommodation. "This will allow the whole population (flooded villages) to relocate the flood and to provide all necessary," — said Tropin.
Although utilities are taken daily from Novosibirsk about 600 tons of snow, the regional center may be flooded lowlands near small rivers in Dzerzhinsk, Zaeltsovsky, Kirov district.
This year, in the Novosibirsk region of snow fell much more than in previous years. Thus, the regional center for the three winter months recorded 119 millimeters of rain — this is 137% of normal.