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Russian Emergencies Ministry group continues flood relief operations in Siberian Federal District

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The Russian Emergencies Ministry Group is continuing flood relief operations in the Altai Republic and the Altai Territory. Deliveries of drinking water, food and other essentials, water pumping works, debris cleaning efforts and the provision of other necessary assistance to residents of settlements within the flood zone are underway.

Students of the Urals Institute of State Fire Service are divided into seven teams. Three of them are working in the village of Manzherok, they are removing debris and rubbish from the Katunskaya and Naberezhnaya streets. In the city of Gorno-Altaisk, two brigades are removing debris that tave been brought by high water to the premises and rooms of the Children’s Camp “Kosmos” and the kindergarten number 10, they are distributing disinfectants among the residents of private homes exposed to flooding. Two more teams are providing targeted assistance to veterans and retirees of the city in cleaning their homes and yards.

Rescuers of the 653rd Rescue Center of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are removing rubbish from the Sovetskaya, Zavodskaya, and Kirova streets and the Traktovy Lane in the village of Mayma, providing targeted assistance to veterans and retirees.

Employees of the Kemerovo Region Specialized Firehouse for Extinguishing Large Fires are pumping water from the Dolgykh Street of Gorno-Altaisk using a fire water pumping station, removing debris that have been brought by water - logs, branches, trees - from the city territories along the Mayma River near the Khirurgicheskaya Streets, assisting pensioners in cleaning households, delivering drinking water, food and other essentials.

Together with the State Small Vessels Inspectorate of the Altai Republic, employees of the Kemerovo Region State Inspectorate for Small Vessels are patrolling the Katun River in the Mayma District.

More than 6, 500 people and over 500 pieces of equipment, including local fire garrisons and 12 aircraft, of the Russian Emergencies Ministry are participating in flood relief operations.