Seventeen districts of Kostroma region may be at risk of flooding during the spring flood, which is expected to start in mid-April, said at a daily briefing on Monday, head of the Regional Office for the Protection of emergencies Alexander Belozerov.
Kostroma authorities have already started preparing for spring flooding, which is forecast meteorologists, can be very strong, since the fall has dropped heavy rainfall.
"The forecast disappointing. Should prepare. Thickness of the ice on the rivers in the spring of 2013 there will be 40-50 inches. Since April 12, the melting of snow and ice disruption will occur rapidly, which can cause flooding of the territory," — said Belozerov.
He clarified that the significant rise of water in the rivers is expected Vetluga, Kostroma, Unzhe and Her. He said that in 2012, Kostroma region experienced the strongest in decades floods in five districts, the damage of which exceeded 20 million rubles. At the same time, budgetary payments to victims were more than 5.7 million rubles.
To prevent a repeat of 2012, the region has created 33 posts meteorological observations, conducted a survey of hydraulic structures for emergency response is reserved more than 20 million rubles.
Last year, the Kostroma region experienced the strongest in 50 years flood, in which the area was flooded Nerekhta, Buyskiy, Neyskogo areas with populations of more than three thousand people. As a result of floods in parts of the area administered emergency treatment, because of the sharp rise of water had to be carried by the emergency evacuation of the MOE, the Ministry of Interior and local governments.