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Rescuers continue helping people affected by floods, 5 April 2018

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71 settlements, 803 houses, 3,502 farmlands, 29 low-level bridges and 8 sections of motorways remain flooded.

370 people have been relocated, with 56 of them staying at temporary shelters, while the rest preferred leaving for relatives and friends.

Normal functioning of the society is not disturbed: there are bypasses and all the settlements are within reach of firefighters.

Social, medical and other services are working at temporary shelters, people there are provided with hot meals, including baby food, bottled water, essentials and means of communication.

Emergency Ministry’s emergency operations centers and task forces are working in affected areas in cooperation with the local governments.

Rescuers go from door to door, pump out water, fill low lands with soil and provide other assistance. Employees of Rospotrebnadzor (the Federal Consumer Rights Protection Authority) take samples of drinking water and analyze them. In addition, other emergency services are on duty: medical workers, police, specialists of gas service. Gauging stations and hydraulic facilities monitor the situation 24/7.

The worst-hit areas are Volgograd Region and Altai Territory. State of emergency has been declared in both of them.

In Volgograd Region 27 settlements, 789 houses and 2,655 yards are still flooded. 328 people were relocated, with 39 of them staying at temporary shelters. People refusing to leave their houses get foodstuffs, essentials and medicines.

25 settlements and 285 farmlands are flooded in Altai Territory. 13 people were relocated, but nobody of them are staying at temporary shelters.

2,369 people and 754 units of equipment, with 106 boats among them, including 1,207 people and 290 units of equipment, with 85 boats and 7 drones provided by the Russian Emergency Ministry, are now working to help the affected people.