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About a hundred settlements of Priangarye in the flood zone

About a hundred settlements of Priangarye in the flood zone
Photo: 38.mchs.gov.ru

Rescue teams of the Russian Emergencies Ministry in the Irkutsk Region began to be on duty in eight districts of the region to control the flood situation. There are 97 settlements with 18,5 thousand inhabitants in the high-risk zone.

According to the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Russia for the Irkutsk Region, groups of rescuers were sent to remote areas in advance. In Taishet, Chunsky, Ziminsky, Tulunsky, Nizhneudinsky, Zalarinsky, Kachugsky, Zhigalovsky districts, work is underway to prepare for the passage of flood waters. Aviation of the Russian Emergencies Ministry is ready to operate in the north of the region - in the Kirensky and Katangsky regions.

In total, more than 21 thousand people will control floods, who will have 3,5 thousand units of equipment at their disposal. Three groups of explosives are ready to work to eliminate river congestion.

Ice sawing work started on March 10. The length was 12,7 km. Also about 0,8 square kilometers of ice is blackened.

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