Kuzbass is preparing for a major flood

March 25, 2013. Due to the extremely snowy winter in the Kuzbass region this year is expected to more ambitious than usual spring flood. In the area of flooding may be about 22 thousand local residents, who will have a mandatory basis to temporarily leave their homes.

More all regional authorities fear rapid warming and rain, which will only exacerbate the already difficult situation in the region. According to meteorologists, this year in the Kuzbass snow fell almost twice more, than usual, and the snow depth in some areas than last year's figures on the meter, so flood could prove to be a disaster for the region.

Despite all the adverse events, the local authorities are preparing for the arrival of the "big water". For example, in areas where flooding is most likely to have already sent heavy engineering equipment, rescue boats, deliver the necessary means of communication, including satellite.

Social workers and staff of the Ministry of Emergency Situations compiled lists of people who will be evacuated in the event of flooding, have defined the temporary placement of each. For every pensioner, veteran, disabled and young child on the social worker or employee of the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Places should evacuate livestock, which have already sent the necessary reserves of fodder.

According to local authorities, more most at risk of being under water Tashtagol area, Mezhdurechensk Kaltan, Novokuznetsk and area, and Kemerovo regions and the Mariinsky. In this regard, the Tashtagol, Kemerovo and Novokuznetsk throughout the flood season will lead three-hour duty helicopter with rescuers.

Source: News Gismeteo

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