Rescuers continue helping people affected by floods

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Spring flood progresses in accordance with the forecast. Water level has risen in rivers of Altai, Tyva, Khakassia, Rostov Region and Altai Territory due to snowmelt runoffs.

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s task groups are working in cooperation with local governments and provide targeted aid to the affected people.

1,293 houses and 3,116 yards remain flooded in Tyva, Khakassia, Altai Territory, while there are 4 flooded low-level bridges in Rostov Region. 1,383 people were evacuated from the flooded buildings, 151 of them are staying in temporary shelters, the rest are staying at their relatives’ and friends’.

The most adverse situation unfolded in Altai Territory, where 1,255 houses and 3,035 yards in 79 settlements of 17 municipal districts remain flooded. 1,039 people were evacuated, 123 of them are staying in 6 temporary shelters.

Traffic was restricted on 3 regional motorways, additional Traffic Police posts were deployed, joint task groups patrol and examine sections of motorways. Bypass tours were established.

There was a threat of flooding in 2 settlements of Krasnoshchekovo District, Altai Territory. Dam was reinforced by 120 cubic meters of soil, portholes were cleared out.

Russian Emergencies Ministry’s specialists are working in emergency areas. Yard-to-yard inspections are being carried out, water is being pumped out, population is being provided with foodstuffs, medical and comprehensive aid. Public order is being kept. Gas equipment is being examined, lowlands are being reinforced. Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing (Rospotrebnadzor) has organized sampling and analyzing of drinking water. Rescuers and medical workers patrol the settlements.

Joint task groups control the situation and monitor water levels at hydrostations and hydraulical structures round-the-clock.

1,475 people and 440 units of equipment with 32 boats among them, including 750 people and 149 units of equipment with 21 boats among them provided by the Russian Emergencies Ministry are dealing with floods.