Kuban authorities: rumors about the artificial nature of the flooding — nonsense

Press secretary of the governor of the Krasnodar Territory Anna Minkov denied reports in social networks and some of the media that caused severe flooding in the Crimean region was a sharp descent of water from the reservoirs.

Heavy rain in the region took place on Friday night and on Saturday night, a few hours had the five-month rainfall. According to recent reports, 99 people have died. Most victims in the Crimean region — 88. According to authorities, on the Crimean area streams of water hit of the night, when everyone was asleep. Meanwhile, in social networks began to spread rumors that the three-meter shaft water went because "specially opened the floodgates of the reservoir in the mountains" to not flooded Novorossiysk and Gelendzhik.

"This is complete nonsense.'s All rumors. Unfortunately, word of mouth spreads faster than the official information," — said the press secretary to 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.

She also urged not to believe the rumors that people are not notified of the impending flood. Residents simply did not want to leave their homes, said the governor's press secretary.

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