Irkutsk
Ulan-Ude

Blagoveshchensk
Chita
Yakutsk

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Vladivostok
Khabarovsk

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Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

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Petropavlovsk-
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Moscow

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The village in Yakutia threatens flooding

The village in Yakutia threatens flooding
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Because of the ice drift on the Kolyma River in Yakutia, a blockage formed, the water level rose near the Lobuya village. Now it is close to critical and threatens the settlement with flooding.

In the village already flooded low areas. If the water level continues to rise, residents will be evacuated to elevated places and to special evacuation points.

According to the press service of the EMERCOM of Russia in Yakutia, a group of rescuers are working in the village. At night, they broke the ice to eliminate the congestion and used 350 kg of explosives for this. The link of the territorial subsystem of the RSChS was put on high alert.

In Yakutia, the water level above the average long-term values ​​during the spring flood period is expected on the Lena, Aldan, Amga and Kolyma rivers. In the area of ​​possible flooding can get order 77 settlements.