Russia: Floods in Krasnodar Krai Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA) DREF Operation no MDRRU025

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Due to heavy rains and storms starting on 24 October 2018, a total of 2,545 houses of Krasnodar Krai (region) of Russia were flooded, affecting tens of thousands of people. With over 200,000 inhabitants living in the disaster-hit areas, the governor of Krasnodar Krai declared a state of emergency on 25 October. The local authorities started the response and relief operation immediately and 600 people were evacuated from the flooded houses.

According to the Ministry of the Russian Federation for Civil Defence,
Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters (EMERCOM), 29 communities in Krasndoar Krai (Tuapse district, Apsheron district and Sochi district) have been affected by floods. Six people are reported dead. The rail and road connections have been disrupted. Some people have completely lost their houses and will need to rebuild from scratch, while other people have their houses partially destroyed, and will need support with refurbishment. 2,545 houses are officially reported to be damaged, affecting 7,314, people.

The final estimation of the scale of damage and the final number of casualties is still in progress.

In addition to the above, according to the estimations of the RRC, at least 4,000 people need support but are unaccounted for yet: their houses were not damaged, but agricultural land or livestock was affected. Additionally, there are displaced people from Ukraine and those who do not have a status of permanent residence, but just live in the affected area. These people will also require support in restoring their households. Thus, in total, the estimated number of people affected by the floods is 11,300.