Torrential rains in the Krasnodar region and caused enormous consequences were not seen in the region for at least 77 years old, told RIA Novosti Deputy Head of the Department for the Southern Federal District and Hydromet NCFD Natalia Ostaptsova.
Flooding on the night of July 7, flooded about 5,000 homes in three cities (Gelendzhik, Crimea, Novorossiysk) and a number of villages of the Krasnodar Territory. Killed, at last count, 171 people. Sought medical treatment 479. 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.
"In the Krasnodar region is rather high frequency of hazards, including showers of rain … But in 1935 in these areas was observed. During the observation period, in particular, in Novorossiysk maximum precipitation in July was 89.9 millimeters, Gelendzhik 71.1 millimeter, "- said the interviewee.
According to her, the showers of the past few days have been caused by an active cyclone, which formed over the warm waters of the Azov Sea and shifted to the south-west of Krasnodar region. The rain started in the morning on July 6, and the next day the volume of rainfall in these areas exceeded 200 millimeters.
On Sunday the rain eased and the water in the rivers began to decline, however, according to meteorologists, the situation still remains difficult.
"In the next two days will be held over the region sometimes heavy rain and showers. Mostly they will be marked in the south-east region, in the foothills," — said Ostaptsova.