Emergency regime announced in the Altai region because of abnormal heat

Altai Territory Governor Alexander Karlin at the meeting of Emergency Commission declared emergency mode throughout the region because of the extreme heat above 40 degrees Celsius.

He noted that due to the abnormally high temperatures in the 34 districts of the region were killed crops. Moreover, there is the imposition of soil and air drought, which only exacerbates the situation.

"(The region) affected about 3 million of crops on 566 hectares, the damage amounted to more than 3 billion rubles in 33 rural areas," — noted the presence at the meeting of the head of the Agriculture Alexander Chebotayev.

The region is composed and complicated fire hazard situation. According to the governor, the timber industry at the moment is tense. Fifth higher fire rating class fixed in 14 municipalities, the rest of the fourth grade retained fire danger.

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