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Rescuers are preparing for the flood in the Amur region

Rescuers are preparing for the flood in the Amur region
Photo: GU EMERCOM of Russia in the Amur Region

Due to heavy rains in the north of the Amur Region, there is a strong rise in the level of rivers. The flood has already begun near one village.

According to the information of the regional GU EMERCOM of Russia, on the main rivers there is a decrease in the water level by 3-28 cm per day. However, in the north of the region, after heavy rainfall, the level of the Gilyui, Praviy Urkan, Nora, and Olekma rivers increases. The rise is 14-314 cm per day.

Today there is no threat of flooding of residential buildings, but the situation in the village of Ivanovka, Zeya district, remains under special control. There, the level of the Right Urkan River increased by 314 cm per day and exceeded the mark of an adverse event by 16 cm. To the level of a dangerous event, 34 cm remain in reserve. A mobile group of the Ministry of Emergencies was sent to Ivanovka.

According to the forecast of the Amur CGMS, there will also be a further rise in water level, flooding of floodplains of rivers, lowlands, and sections of local roads. According to experts, houses should not fall into the flood zone. The buildings that were flooded in 2013 were resettled.

After the flood in Right Urkan, the water level in Zeya will rise. The rise will be 1-1,5 meters with the exit of water to a low floodplain. However, threats to homes are not predicted.

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