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In the Irkutsk region, more 400 houses were flooded

In the Irkutsk region, more 400 houses were flooded
Photo: 38.mchs.gov.ru

After rains in the Irkutsk region, river levels rose sharply. Five settlements in the Taishet and Nizhneudinsky districts got into the flooding zone, more than 400 houses were damaged.

The Uda River has flooded 110 houses and homesteads in the city of Nizhneudinsk. Residents settled to relatives. According to the press service of the regional department of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, in the village of Shumsky 76 residential houses fell into the flood zone. In the village of Salt the 321 house is flooded, in Serebrovo - the 23 house, in the village of Talaya - the 51 house.

To monitor the situation and make operational decisions, an EMERCOM Mi-8 helicopter went to the affected areas. According to Valentin Nelyubov, Head of the Regional Directorate of the Ministry of Emergency Situations, the situation in the settlements is difficult. They have prepared temporary accommodation centers, but the residents refuse to evacuate. Rescuers and firefighters work in the villages.

According to hydrologists' forecasts, in the coming days, the water level in the rivers of the Taishet, Tulun and Nizhneudinsky districts may rise even by 50-100, see. Rescuers were transferred to high alert.