Over a Thousand People Evacuated Due to Flooding in the Irkutsk Region
OREANDA-NEWS During the night, 1076 people were evacuated from their homes, including 615 children, according to the Irkutsk Regional Emergency Situations Ministry.There are 41 people in temporary accommodation centers. Due to intensive precipitation and high groundwater levels, settlements in the Nizhneudinsky, Cheremkhovsky, Tulunsky, Shelekhovsky, Slyudyansky and Ziminsky districts are flooded.
There are 357 houses in the flooded area, in which about 2.1 thousand people live. In Nizhneudinsk, basements of 92 residential houses are flooded, including three apartment buildings. In Tulun, the water has entered 123 near-house plots and basements of seven high-rises.
According to the administration of the city of Tulun, the water level in the Oia River, according to data at 03:00 MSK, is 763 cm at a critical level of 700 cm. In two hours, the water rose by 11 cm. According to the Irkutsk Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring Department, Monday heavy rains will continue. The increase in water in the Oia River in the Tulun region is predicted to 770 cm. The Uda River in the Nizhneudinsk area will rise to 350 cm at a critical level of 320 cm. The increase in rivers in the south of the Irkutsk Region - Snezhnaya, Utulik, Solzan, Khara-Murin will continue to critical levels, Slyudyanka.
Recall that as a result of the floods that began on June 25, 25 people died in the Irkutsk region. More than 42 thousand people are considered victims - people are partially or completely deprived of property. Water flooded about 11 thousand houses in 109 settlements. 3,5 thousand of them can not be restored.