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The head of the Irkutsk region: the summer flood-2020 has come
Acting Governor of the Irkutsk Region Igor Kobzev, after visiting the areas flooded after heavy rains, said that a summer flood had come in the region. The rise of water in the rivers is expected in the near future.
According to the press service of the regional government, now the situation is under control in the areas most affected by the disaster - in Irkutsk, the Usolsk region and the Angarsk city district. There they will create commissions that will assess the damage done within three days. After that, the elimination of damages will begin at socially significant facilities, communications, apartment buildings and individual residential buildings.
The head of the Angara region instructed to revise the stormwater drainage systems in Irkutsk, then begin the planned design and construction of new rainwater drainage systems. Also, additional equipment for emergency pumping and pumping of water will be purchased for the regional capital.
According to forecasters, on July 17, the water level will rise by 50-150 cm in the lower reaches of Kitoi, in the Irkut and Uda. In Irkutsk, Angarsk city district, Tulunsky, Nizhneudinsky, Usolsky and Slyudyansky districts, all emergency rescue units were put on high alert.