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30,000 People Evacuated in Far East Russia Floods

Posted by feww on September 7, 2013

Dam collapse in flood-hit eastern Russia forces hundreds more evacuations

Some 300 houses were inundated after floodwaters destroyed a dam in the Mendeleyev settlement, a suburb of the Far Eastern Russian city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur, officials said.

“The dam was destroyed at about 11:00 local time [midnight GMT] on Saturday. A powerful stream of water is coming. All children were evacuated immediately, adults are being evacuated now,” said a senior Russian official.

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Statistics for Flooded Areas in Far East Russia. Data: Emergencies Ministry – gis.waterinfo.ru – Via RiaNovosti. Compiled by FIRE-EARTH.

The settlement is home to 4,500 people, however only about a thousand residents are in the immediate danger, of whom 700 have been evacuated, said a local official.

The authorities have evacuated a total of more than 16,000 people

Severe flooding in the Amur River has affected 100,000 people in Far Eastern regions, forcing the authorities to evacuate a total of about  30,000 people since late July.

The government declared a state of emergency in August, and some 45,000 people were mobilized for the rescue work in flood-hit areas, said the report.

The devastating floods are the worst in the 120-year history of meteorological records in the region, officials said.

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Other Global Disasters/ Significant Events – August 8, 2013

Posted by feww on August 8, 2013

State Of Emergency Declared for East Russia, Thousands Evacuated

Russian authorities have declared states of emergency for five populated regions in Russia’s far east following severe flooding.

“An emergency situation has been declared in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, the Amur region and the Jewish autonomous region, and a federal level of response has been introduced there,” according to a statement posted on the Emergency Situations Ministry website.

The decision was made “in view of the current hydrological situation in the Far Eastern Federal District and an adverse weather forecast,” it said.

“For preemptive purposes, 2,285 people, including 940 children, were evacuated beforehand from populated areas, children’s recreational institutions, and Federal Corrections Service’s correctional institutions. As many as 1,169 people, including 338 children, have been evacuated right from flooded homes. A system of the people’s vital support has been arranged.”

“According to earlier reports, the flood situation aggravated in the Amur region due to lengthy rains and the dumping of water from the Zeisk Hydroelectric Power Plant, which have affected dozens of populated areas. A state of emergency has been put in place in the region,” said a report.

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Disaster Declared in Raton, NM

Torrential rains and flooding in Raton have caused substantial damage to the infrastructure, prompting the authorities to  declare the city a disaster area, said a report.

In July, Governor Martinez declared a statewide emergency following the damage  caused by severe storms and flooding.

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State of emergency declared in Miller County, Missouri

Officials have declared a State of Emergency in Miller county due to serious flooding concerns, said a report.

Ameren crews are preparing to open the Bagnell Dam floodgates, which could result the river level to rise 3 feet. “That’s why Miller County Sheriff’s Deputies are notifying people living in low lying areas. There are no mandatory evacuations, but they do want people to be aware of the rising waters.”

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Outagamie County, Wis., Declares a State of Emergency

Outagamie County  has declared an emergency, after severe damage caused by two tornadoes, an F1 and F2, and a line of powerful storms in which they were hidden, said a report.

The storms left at least 1 dead and 3 others injured, said a report.

Grand Chute, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following damage from storms, tornadoes

“The storm caused damaged in Fremont, New London, Waupaca and Weyauwega, knocking down numerous trees and power lines. In New London, Trinity Lutheran Church on Beckert Road was severely damaged. Power is out near the Waupaca airport and areas to the east,” according to the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department.

State of Emergency declared in Hortonville

The Village of Hortonville in Outagamie County, Wis., has declared a State of Emergency following significant damage to property and infrastructure and a blanket power outage caused by storms that hit Wisconsin early Wednesday morning.

  • The storms knocked out power to tens of thousands of homes in the region.
  • The authorities have also issued a curfew, effective Wednesday  10:00 p.m.

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Japan Sweltering in 100-degree Heat

A severe heat alert was issued for 38 of Japan’s 47 prefectures, as temperatures climbed over 35ºC (95ºF), said Japan Meteorological Agency.

Shimanto town in southwestern Kochi prefecture recorded a high of 37.7ºC (100F), the agency said.

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