Authorities calculate the damage from catastrophic flooding in the Kuban

Strongest in decades flooding in the Kuban region killed more than 100 people, more than 90 to hospitals. Unprecedented rains have passed in several areas of the province on Friday and Saturday night, had the five-month rainfall. A few hours in Gelendzhik fell from 280 to 304 mm of rain in the Crimean region — from 171 to 220 mm and in Novorossiysk — from 275 to 300 mm. The July monthly average for the area is about 70-100 mm, the annual rate — about 700 mm.

According to the regional meteorologist, on Saturday and Sunday, rain on the coast of the Krasnodar region can be stored, and the situation will improve in the Sunday evening. Weather Center predicts that same rainy Monday night, July 9, with possible strong thunderstorm rains, but their intensity may be not as high as in the previous day.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided to personally posetitpostradavshie the disaster communities. The Head of State intends to fly a helicopter the most affected areas and hold a meeting.

Already flown to the Kuban Russian Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Tufts, Regional Development Minister Oleg Hovorun, Minister of Health of Russia, Veronika Skvortsova, First Deputy Interior Minister Alexander Gorovoy, head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin.

"This has not seen"

Flooding in the Kuban are constant, but the disaster of this magnitude do not remember the people, at least half a century. Authorities say that like it was a few decades. In 2002, the floods in Novorossiysk killed 62 people, but is now reported to have died on 103. Territory Governor Alexander Tkachev, compared with the earthquake occurred.

Forecasters explain catastrophic rainfall intensification sedentary cyclone, which is expected on Monday, will move to the east.

Water rushed to the villages with mountain slopes rising in rivers. Stop the flow of water could not nothing, the water broke everything in its path. "It's not rain or rain … This is — a disaster … a wall of water, it was hard to breathe," — wrote one of the users of social networks.

People fled as best they could — on rooftops, climbing to the upper floors, attics. One woman, according to users, stood in the house in Krymsk six hours on a gas stove — "water was up to the ceiling."

Local media reports that kindergarten teachers № 30 in Gelendzhik, which is located in the valley and on to the High Street which bore the flow of water, did not panic and quickly raised the kids on the second floor — none of the 30 children was hurt.

People report that "a lot of dead, more injured." The dead included a lot of older people, but there are children. For example, in the already published the list are the names and the 90-year-olds and 10-year-old victims of the disaster.

According to the operational headquarters of the Interior Ministry, already know about the death of 103 people. Injured 91 people, 46 of whom were hospitalized (including 14 children), the Minister of Health of Russia Veronika Skvortsova.

In the Crimean all happened at night and very quickly. Water went at 3 am, when everyone was asleep. Ten minutes later, the level rose to several meters, the ground floors of the houses were completely flooded, witnesses say. According to them, the situation was particularly difficult in Krymsk, towns and Lower Bakanka Novoukrainka.

All Krymsk flooded with water, shops destroyed or closed, to the city from the village Nizhnebakanski water truck overturned and strewn with broken windows light vehicles, witnesses say. All property is damaged, lost pets.

In Gelendzhik all the water flowed into the city center, where just a flood, but on the outskirts of the flooded many houses, garages, and rides blown water flow and washed up on the central beach, witnesses say.

People write that there is no electricity, drinking water and bread, closed shops, no functioning sewage and telephone connection, gas off. Intermittent running and most mobile operators in the region — the base stations were flooded due to power supply batteries are depleted. Now connection is gradually recovering.

Billion damage

Amount of damage from floods could exceed 1 billion rubles. These data are presented at the meeting of the operational staff, chaired the Governor of Krasnodar region Alexander Tkachev in Gelendzhik.

Such flooding in the resort was never — in the area of flooding are more than 7000 people and 1460 Pridvorova areas in the municipality, 50 apartment buildings. Without the light of the morning were more than 22 thousand people, there are now 7000.

The village Divnomorskoe flooded 80 homes and 1,000 local area. In the disaster area are almost 2800 people. In Kabardinka damaged 60 homes. In Nizhnebakanke disaster zone hit 200, 50 houses. In Neberdzhaevskoy — 80 houses and 300 people.

But the most difficult situation — in the Crimean region. Water night here rose to 4 meters, said eyewitnesses. In the disaster area are 12,000 people, more than four million homes and 12 public facilities — schools, kindergartens, two medical warehouse.

Now under construction near the Crimean tents — 60 tents for 1000 beds. By evening, his promise is fully equipped with everything necessary.

"This element, and unfortunately, none of it is safe," — said Tkachev.

All the victims will be provided compensation from 50 to 100 thousand rubles from the federal budget — depending on the degree of damage to property. As material benefits will be provided to the people affected and the regional budget — now these amounts are specified. Authorities organize podvorovye detours, to clarify the extent of damage to property, to find out who needs help to help.

Gelendzhik airport has been operating normally, restored car traffic. Flooding and power failure disrupted for a few hours work Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port — the largest in the region. Now the work is gradually returning to normal schedule.

Meanwhile, the authorities had been to deny rumors that the flood in the Crimean region was artificial — ostensibly because of the sharp descent of water from the reservoirs to avoid flooded Novorossiysk, Gelendzhik. Such reports began circulating in social networks and some of the media.

"This is complete nonsense.'s All serve. Unfortunately, word of mouth spreads faster than the official information," — said the governor's press secretary Anna Minkov edge on the radio station "Echo of Moscow".

"There is no reservoir, no barriers no one opens, and on the Crimean region is no such reservoir, where it is possible to open the floodgates and run water to the city", — said Minkov.

According to her, do not believe the rumors and that people are not notified of the impending flood — tenants just do not want to leave their homes.

A Governor Tkachev had to deny rumors of a second wave of flooding. "Some say the impending second wave of flooding.'s A lie, no second wave is not. Rescuers are working very hard," — wrote in his microblog Tkachev in Twitter.

Tourists are beginning to take the tour

Disaster can have an effect on tourism — one of the main sources of the regional budget.

Quay Gelendzhik, former chief ornament and pride of the city, now is an extremely sad sight — all in the mud and rocks, broken tents and rides, turned children's railway.

Waivers of tours in Gelendzhik while rare, but they can grow on Monday — the first working day of the next week, told RIA Tourism executive director of Tour Operators of Russia Maya Lomidze.

According to her, it may be prohibited from swimming in the sea near Gelendzhik, and tourists simply no reason to go.

"Unfortunately, in the disaster sewage water were in the waters of the bay of Gelendzhik, the sea is actually infected. Despite the fact that most of the hotels were harmed in the situation of a" closed sea "holiday tour will be no reason," — said Lomidze.

Press secretary of the Russian Union of Travel Industry Irina Turina said children who rest in Kuban as tourists to evacuate, most likely, will not be, but can touch nonstationary evacuation camps. Somewhere in the camps do not have electricity, about a self-powered generators, but the children are fed anywhere — either packed lunch or hot food, Turin said.

However, for example, the government of Perm region organized a charter flight to take a rest home, children — in the evening flight from Perm groups (84 people together with teachers) on board took off from Gelendzhik.

As for nature, it is believed to environmentalists, the harm will be minimal. "To our knowledge, such reserves as Utreshsky, the element does not hurt, besides these natural phenomena of the region are, in principle, the regular", — said the head of the World Wildlife Fund Russia Igor Chestin.

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