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Threat to life: people refuse to leave the flood zone in the Khabarovsk Territory

Threat to life: people refuse to leave the flood zone in the Khabarovsk Territory

More than 60 residents of the Bolshoi Ussuriysky Island refuse to leave the flood zone. Part of the territory is already flooded - there is a serious threat to life.

According to the head of the Khabarovsk Territory Sergey Furgal, there are no children among the remaining residents, however, the refusal to evacuate creates difficulties. Authorities are forced to keep on the island a mobile team of rescuers and boats.

The flood field of 2013 of the year the residents of the Greater Ussuriysk received new housing as compensation. But the flooded old houses were not abandoned, but began to be used as summer cottages, by the way, which were not executed according to the law. Part of the local population lives on the island permanently.

Introduced in the region Emergency mode due to the flood. Is stopped river traffic between Khabarovsk and Fuyuan, on August 11 temporarily ceased to fulfill and suburban river transport. Hydrologists are waiting flood intensification on the Amur River due to two powerful typhoons. As a result, the water level in the river will rise one and a half meters higher than previously predicted. It will reach the most critical points near Khabarovsk, Yelabuga and Komsomolsk-on-Amur. In Khabarovsk started to build additional dam. Its length will be 600 meters. It will be designed for water level in 7,5 meters.