Torrential rains during the night of 6 Jul 2012 caused severe flash floods in Russia's southern Krasnodar region, which killed 172 people and inured almost 4,000. 3,000 people had to be evacuated, and 5,500 residents lost their property completely in the area's worst natural disaster in decades. (IFRC, 23 Jul 2012)
On 22 Aug, a flash flood killed four people in the southern Krasnodar region after heavy rain battered the area overnight causing many rivers to overflow and flood the houses and apartments of around 1,837 people (AFP, 22 Aug 2012).
CHF 279,243 has been allocated from the Federation’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) to support the Russian Red Cross Society in delivering immediate assistance to 1,000 families (3,500 people) in Krasnodar Region affected by flash floods. Unearmarked funds to repay DREF are encouraged.
This image from July 6, 2012 shows the low pressure system that had moved westward over the preceding days gathering strength from the warm Black Sea. In the early hours of Saturday July 7 the city of Krymsk, Russia, endured frightening flash flooding as the storm dumped 11 inches of water in a few short hours. This image is from the Suomi-NPP satellite's moderate resolution true color channels from 1000Z to 1010Z on July 6, 2012.
08 July 2012 - Torrential rains on the night of 6 July caused severe flash floods in Krasnodar region, killing 171 people and affecting 22,000. Over 400 houses were destroyed and 5,100 remain flooded. This was the area's worst natural disaster in decades.