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17 Jun 1993 description


DHA-GENEVA 93/0237

RUSSIA - FLOODS
DHA-GENEVA INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
17 JUNE 1993

1. HEAVY RAINS AND ENSUING FLOODS HAVE AFFECTED THE DISTRICT SEROV (300 KM NORTH OF REGIONAL CAPITAL YEKATERINBURG (SVERDLOVSK) IN THE URALS REGION. SITUATION IN TOWN SEROV WORSENED BY DAM BURST.

2. MORE THAN 10 PERSONS REPORTED DEAD AND BETWEEN 3,000 AND 4,000 EVACUATED.

3. SOME 1,500 HOUSES DAMAGED. DAMAGE CAUSED TO BRIDGES AND FARMS.

= DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS-GENEVA 414242 DHA CH +

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