More than 24,000 people in the Russian Far East affected by flooding

More than 24,000 people in the Russian Far East have been affected by flooding, the press office of the presidential plenipotentiary in the Far Eastern Federal District said.

“Four Far Eastern regions – the Amur region, the Trans-Baikal and Khabarovsk territories and the Jewish Autonomous Region – were affected by the flood. More than 24,000 people were affected by the flood, more than 1,000 dwellings have been declared unfit for habitation, 1,871 premises require repair,” the report reads.

The flooding affected 145 settlements, 56 municipalities, more than 3,000 private homes, 8,900 plots of land and 160 social facilities. More than 950 kilometers of roads, 102 bridges and seven sections of railroad were damaged.

According to the press service, more than 80% of those affected by the floods received a lump sum of 10,000 rubles ($135) from the federal budget. Those who lost basic necessities will receive 50,000 rubles ($676) and those who lost their homes will receive 100,000 rubles ($1,352).

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