Floods in the Irkutsk region is on the decline

PHOTO : “the World 24” / Alan Kaziev (“Mir”)


The water level after the peak floods in the Irkutsk region fell by four meters, but to normal – still the same. The river Ia will enter their Bank only two days later, they say rescue workers, reports channel “MIR 24”.

The epicenter was in the city of Tulun with a population of over 40 thousand. Killed five people, medical assistance to about 500. Rescuers continue to evacuate residents. Temporary accommodation – more than 40, they are now nearly fifteen hundred people.

State of emergency operates in five districts of the Irkutsk region. So far impounded more than three thousand houses, inhabited 9809 people (including 2681 child), 18 social facilities, 3525 garden plots. For the victims collect humanitarian aid. Cut off from the outside world remain four settlements. They are provided with stocks of food, medicines and basic necessities, they arranged fire cover.

Flooding has damaged 13 road bridges, restricted movement of freight transport on the route from 1277 to 1427-km for all modes of transport from 1370 to 1371-th kilometer of the Federal highway “Siberia”. Also impounded seven sections of roads of local importance.