facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

More than 50,000 people affected by floods in Russia

Aug. 23, 2013 at 9:38 AM   |   Comments

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- More than 50,000 people have been affected by floods in Russia's Far East, officials said Friday.

Forecasters have predicted the flooded Amur River will not start to recede until late September or early October and will likely cause more damage, RIA Novosti reported.

So far, more than 2,000 houses in the Amur region have been destroyed by the floods, the Far East Development Ministry said Friday. About 20,000 people have been evacuated from the flood zones but hundreds have refused to leave their homes.

Sergei Nazarov, deputy minister of regional development, said earlier this week $97 million has been allocated for those affected.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Featured UPI Collection
trending
2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

2014: The Year in Music [PHOTOS]

Most Popular
1
Amish girls allegedly lured by captors with puppy
2
Heather Mack, mother, argued in lobby before suitcase murder
3
Kamala Harris to appeal court ruling against death penalty
4
Ten years later: Where's 'The Scream'?
5
U.S. files formal complaint with China after 'dangerous' fighter jet incident
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback