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More than 550 houses inundated and 279 people evacuated after torrential rains in Sochi

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Electric power and water supply in Sochi should be restored within 24 hours. Acting Governor of the Krasnodar Krai Veniamin Kondratyev entrusted the local authorities with such task at a meeting of the Emergency Situation Commission.

By the latest data, flash flooding submerged 490 houses in Adler, 68 houses in Khosta, and the houses in Lazarevsky district. Water is still being pumped out of the households and basements. In Adler, 225 people and 54 pieces of equipment are involved in the process. The water pumping will be continued tomorrow involving 22 tank-cars.

As many as 279 people voluntarily evacuated from their homes. They have been placed at health resorts, hotels, and kindergartens. Evacuation of the people from the flood-destroyed houses continues.

Forty-eight special brigades will be estimating the destructions starting  June 26. They will be examining 1180 building surrounding grounds.

Flash flooding submerged part of the city after torrential rains in Sochi yesterday. The local airport and the Russian Railways station were destroyed too. Fortunately, the airport and the railway service have been resumed.

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