More than 1,500 people evacuated due to flooding in Krasnodar region, Russia

Severe weather has again affected areas of Russia’s Black Sea coast, particularly the Krasnodar region, where strong winds, hail and heavy rains have caused power outages and flooding.

As of August 14, more than 100,000 people in the Krasnodar region were without power due to winds. Heavy rain caused flash floods in several areas, particularly in the resort city of Anapa, where more than 450 people were evacuated, including tourists from hotels.

The regional Emergency Situations Department (EMERCOM) reported that 991 children were evacuated from summer camps in Anapa, Slavyansky and Temryuksky districts. About 25 people were evacuated from flooded houses in a village in Temryuksky district. A total of 1,531 people were evacuated and 1,406 houses in 19 settlements in the region were flooded, the Ministry of Emergency Situations said.

Traffic on the highway connecting Novorossiysk and the city of Kerch was interrupted due to the flooding. Earlier, on August 10, 2021 there was flash flooding in the port city of Novorossiysk, when 47 mm of rain fell in 1 hour. About 10 streets of the city were flooded to a depth of up to 50 cm.

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