During the flood in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai on the night of August 22, the water level exceeded Nechepsuho danger mark by half a meter in some areas has dropped by more than half the monthly rainfall, head of department of river and hydrological forecasting meteorologist Sergei Borsch.
"The flood hazard map the area highlighted in red, one or two times a year there are floods. What happened this year — it can be classified as a natural disaster," — said Borsch at a news conference at RIA Novosti.
According to him, from 20-21 August at the Tuapse came deep cyclone. According to observations, the amount of precipitation on the Black Sea coast was 75-98 mm in mountainous areas — from 60 to 175 millimeters. In this case, the monthly rainfall here ranges from 102 to 120 millimeters.
"The worst scenario is developed, because the precipitation falls at night," — said Borsch.
He noted that the rise in water level in the river was 500 centimeters Nechepsuho, the mark is dangerous to the level of 450 centimeters.
"Everything would be fine if not for the influence of slope runoff and relief — water collects in the depressions," — he said, adding that if it was only in the water level in the river flood level would amount to just half a meter. But the flow of water on slopes significantly increased flooding.
Borsch said that flood warning was passed for 12-14 hours.
In the night of August 22 in Tuapse, Krasnodar Krai during a rainstorm river burst its banks Nechepsuho, leading to flooding of the resort village Novomikhailovsky and villages and Plyaho Tenginka. During the revelry of elements killed four people. In the worst affected village Novomikhailovsky.
The head of Krasnodar region Alexander Tkachev previously reported that in the village Novomikhailovsky about 6.5 thousand people were in the area of flooding, damaged 935 homes. According to the latest government data edges, emergency declared 43 homes.