Topic: Russia’s Far East Flood
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- Water Level Rises in Amur River Near Flood-Hit Khabarovsk
KHABAROVSK, September 2 (RIA Novosti) - Waters of the Amur River near the flood-hit city of Khabarovsk in Russia’s Far East may reach a peak level of some 830 centimeters (27.2 feet) by Thursday, local meteorologists said on Monday.
The forecasted level will surpass the earlier record registered mark of 642 centimeters by almost two meters, while the critical mark of the water level stands at six meters.
“As of 8:00 a.m. local time on Monday, water levels of the Amur River near the city of Khabarovsk stood at 797 centimeters [26.1 feet],” local meteorology service said in a statement.
Over 50 towns and villages are flooded across the Khabarovsk Territory and some 1,800 residential buildings have been inundated.
Several weeks of flooding in Russia’s Far East, which according to Russian meteorologists are the worst in the region in 120 years, have affected the Amur and Magadan regions, the Jewish Autonomous Region, and the Khabarovsk and Primorye territories, as well as in the Siberian republic of Yakutia.
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