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Russia: Floods in Krasnodar Krai Emergency Plan of Action Operation Update n° 2 DREF Operation n° MDRRU025


Summary of major revisions made to emergency plan of action:

The post-distribution monitoring of the Krasnodar DREF operation to be conducted by the RDRT member and by the IFRC Regional Office for Europe, followed by a Lessons Learned Workshop have been moved to 18 April 2019 and 23 April 2019, respectively. The timeframe of the DREF operation is therefore extended by three weeks to accommodate the changing dates for the lessons learned workshop and post-distribution monitoring mission.

The operation is fully implemented. No other activities will be affected by this extension.
The RRC regional branch distributed 35 blankets, 150 sets of bed linen, 500 cans of water, 300 candles, 80 tilts (canvas) and 60 dining sets from their stocks. The Russian Red Cross, from the locally raised funds, also procured and distributed heavy duty detergents, cleaning tools and sacks to help households clear the mud and debris out of their houses.

At least 2,600 people (1,200 families) were supported in the framework of the operation and received bed linen, blankets, pillows, food parcels and hygiene kits in March 2019.


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 Krasnodar Krai (Tuapse district, Apsheronsk district and Sochi district) were affected by floods.

Six people were reported dead. The rail and road connections were disrupted. Some people completely lost their houses, while other people had their houses partially destroyed, and needed support with refurbishment. 2,545 houses are officially reported to be damaged, affecting 7,314, people. In addition to the above, according to the estimations of the RRC, at least 4,000 people were unaccounted in the governmental list, for example because 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 also require support in restoring their households. Thus, in total, the estimated number of people affected by the floods is 11,300.