In Russian regions, houses and bridges were flooded due to flooding – Kommersant

In Russian regions, houses and bridges were flooded due to flooding - Kommersant


Almost 500 residential buildings in 64 regions of the Russian Federation were flooded by spring floods, operational services told TASS. The largest number of residential buildings (478) were damaged in the Altai Territory, where a state of emergency was introduced on Saturday. The cause of the flood in the region was the conditions of an atypical winter with sharp temperature changes and a sharp warming in recent days; in the most affected Mikhailovsky district, there have been no such floods for 40 years, said the governor of the region, Viktor Tomenko.

Houses and garden plots were also flooded in Bryansk. In anticipation of the flood, violations were identified in the actions of the city administration, including undesigned and unfulfilled measures to arrange flood protection, the regional prosecutor’s office reported. The supervisory agency has already filed a lawsuit to declare the inaction of the local government illegal.

According to the Russian Ministry of Emergency Situations, as of April 1, 60 roads and 112 bridges were in flood zones. The bridge collapsed, in particular, in one of the villages of Istra near Moscow. The head of the city, Tatyana Vitusheva, said that the cause of the collapse was an increase in water levels and erosion of the soil.

The forecast for April was presented yesterday at a conference call at the Ministry of Emergency Situations. According to the All-Russian Research Institute for Civil Defense and Emergencies, a difficult situation may develop in Bashkiria, Mordovia, the Orenburg and Nizhny Novgorod regions. In the Central Federal District, an increase in the area of ​​flooded areas is predicted in the Bryansk, Vladimir, Voronezh, Kaluga, Lipetsk, Moscow, Oryol, Ryazan, Tambov, Tver and Tula regions. In the Northwestern Federal District, such risks are predicted in Karelia, Vologda and Leningrad regions.

Ivan Tyazhlov


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