Kuban, reeling from floods, forest fires now threaten

Kuban Glaucus MOE on Wednesday announced an urgent warning about the extreme fire danger in most areas.

According to the regional storm warning meteorologist, August 1-3, in most areas of the Krasnodar Territory fire danger will remain high, fifth grade.

"Predicted probability of emergencies and accidents at the municipal level due to fire and expansion of forest fires, with the ability to move ground fires in the threat of riding on communities," — said in a statement. Also at risk of grain fields and forest plantations.

Meanwhile Kuban still not fully recovered from the disaster of the past: on the night of July 7, high water flooded more than 7,000 homes in the city of Gelendzhik, Crimean and Novorossiysk, and in a number of villages. According to recent data, 168 people were killed and three others were missing. The city and the neighboring village of Krymsk came the biggest shock element.

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