Many rendered homeless as flood wreaks havoc in Russia


Over 10,400 residential houses have been flooded across Russia’s western Siberia, the Volga region and Central Federal District.

The Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations disclosed this on Monday.

In the severely-hit Orenburg Region, more than 6,100 people have been evacuated and a total of 33 temporary accommodation centres deployed for 33,000 people, the ministry said.

The Orenburg Regional Government said that the peak of the flood would be expected on April 10, adding that the situation along the Ural River would not be expected to normalise before April 25.

Citing information from the Ministry of Emergency Situations, TASS news agency said that more than 18,000 people were in the zone threatened by flooding.

The agency reported that data on April 7-11 pointed to a continuous rise in daily average temperatures, snowmelt and river thawing across Siberia, the Volga region and the Central Federal District.

This is expected to exacerbate the flood risks to low-lying areas and transportation infrastructure

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