Roshydromet warning about adverse weather conditions in the Kuban region for 3-6 hours before the emergency, said the head of department, Alexander Frolov, at a meeting held on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in the province.
"Roshydromet warned the area of Gelendzhik and Novorossiysk to the rivers flowing into the Black Sea, for three to four hours before the start of the event and for 5 hours and 15 minutes on the area south-west, where the Crimea", — said Frolov.
"All were brought to the notice of the services were going to CSF (Emergency Commission)," — he said.
Frolov added that the forecast for the next few days in the region favorable — in the next four to five days of dry weather is expected, the temperature to 30 degrees.
Regional authorities have reported more than 20 people affected by the floods. Breached the electrical, gas and water supply, road and rail traffic.
Cause flooding officials describe rainfall. The version of the cause of the catastrophic flood could become Neberdzhaevskogo discharges water reservoir, the investigation refused when it was determined that discharges were regular, non-mass and overflow dams were recorded.